NOWFE at Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

The Big Gateaux Show
A Pastry Competition & Tasting

Friday May 23, 2014
8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Invited pastry chefs will compete in an International Cake Competition by creating their own signature version of a cake at least five feet tall to be paired with Champagne & Spirits at the "The Gateaux Show."

 This ticketed event is hosted by SUCRE's Tariq Hanna & the Royal Sonesta Hotel featuring a burlesque-theme with Trixie Minx & the Beauties from Burlesque Ballroom.  Each chef will be assisted by a local culinary student to create a spectacularly designed cake inspired by one of New Orleans iconic Burlesque Entertainers and to be displayed and tasted at this festive after-party following the Friday Night Grand Tasting.

Featured Chef Contestants:  
Jacqueline Lopez of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans 
Alex Hammond of the Louisiana Culinary Institute
Vanessa Fiorini of Patisserie V. Marie, Ontario
Renee Lorange of the Hollywood Casino, Bay St. Louis

Featured Chef Judges:

Shun Lee of the Windsor Court Hotel, 2013 Winning Team
Bronwen Weber of Frosted Art Bakery & Studio, 2012 Winning Team
Pichet Ong, Award Winning Pastry Chef
Zak Miller of Coquette, 2013 Winning Team
Celebrity hosts & judges, as well as attendees will choose their favorite delight!
The winning design and pastry chef will be awarded a $5,000 prize sponsored by Swiss Chalet.


Click here to Purchase Tickets to The Big Gateaux Show.

Tickets: $75 per person
Discounted entry for Grand Tasting attendees.
DISCLAIMER: Must be 21 or older to attend all festival events. No infants, strollers, animals or exceptions.

And don't forget to visit Restaurant R'evolution's table at the Grand Tasting events on Friday and Saturday
for a taste of their Macadamia-Pineapple Upside Down Cake!

For tickets to the Grand Tasting or other NOWFE events click here.