Tonight, September 7th, we will be presenting our Massa Road Show with Chef Nicholas Lodge at AUI headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland. I had the opportunity to catch Chef Lodge, Chef Drew Logan, and AUI events assistant Eneidy Coreano preparing for the demonstration. They were all very busy plating snacks for the reception, setting up the display table and gift bags, and organizing materials for the jewelry making portion. The demo will showcase our new Amethyst Massa as well as some decorative ideas including brooches, jewels, and colored pearls for making extra glamorous wedding cakes. To give you a taste of what's to come, here are a few images of the preparations, or click here to view more on our Flickr page.
Experience of AUI Corporate Pastry Chef Andrew Logan
A week before the monumental Oasis of the Seas (the revolutionary new Royal Caribbean cruise ship) Naming Ceremony, I joined the crew to help in the production of all the beautiful pastries and desserts. The trip was a great way for me to start what I know will be an amazing run with AUI. Over the course of seven days I helped out wherever I was needed; there was a lot going on at all times with multiple events including the naming ceremony on the last night.
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AUI’s very own Assistant Corporate Pastry Chef Lauren Haas earned a silver medal at the 4th Annual Nation’s Capital Chef’s Association Salon (ACF) at Stratford University in Woodbridge, Virginia. I see Lauren working tirelessly everyday to prepare for whichever event is looming on the horizon. She has intense dedication to creating only the best in every event she participates in. Knowing this about Lauren prompted me to seek out more information about where she drew her inspiration for the piece and how she prepared it. She had this to say about the process:
At AUI we have created a delicious new recipe to make your Valentine’s Day even sweeter. Our Pistachio Praline Heart is a flavorful confection sure to make even the coldest heart melt. Our chefs have combined the nuttiness of pistachios with the smooth sweetness of white couverture and the floral essence of rose petals to make an adorable confection we know you will love.