Tag Archives: Pastry

PreGel 5-Star Pastry Series®: Patisserie of Chef Ramon Morato

Pastry Chef Ramon Morato of Aula Chocovic returned to PreGel AMERICA’s Professional Training Center on July 28-30, 2014 for his second PreGel 5-Star Pastry Series® seminar. Over 20 industry professionals attended the three-day seminar, including notable chefs such as Eric … Continue reading


5-Ways: Coffee Costa d’Oro Traditional Paste & PreGel 5-Star Chef Pastry SelectTM Coffee Compound

Ingredients: Method of Preparation: Combine the whole milk, heavy cream, condensed milk and the PreGel Coffee Costa d’Oro Traditional Paste (Espresso) with an immersion blender until well combined. Mix the sucrose, PreGel Nonfat Dry Milk (Grade A, Low Heat)PreGel Fruttosa® … Continue reading


Berry Healthy: Understanding the Standards and Variations of Timeless Pastry Items

Pastries are sophisticated and elegant desserts that demand high expectations from customers. They aren’t the easiest to craft and understand, often taking years of culinary schooling to perfect. Pastries often have unpronounceable names because of their provenance, but these delicacies … Continue reading


The Hybrid Hype: What Is It All About?

Every morning in New York City around 6:00a.m., a two-hour line forms outside Dominique Ansel’s Bakery with eager tourists and residents waiting to get their hands on the croissant-doughnut mashup that has exploded in popularity since May. The Cronut™ has … Continue reading


What’s Blooming: 5-Ways: 5-Star Chef Pastry SelectTM Brut Compound

5-Star Chef Pastry SelectTM Brut Compound A brut Brut flavor for adding a touch of sophistication to any pastry application. Method of Preparation Combine cream and PreGel 5-Star Chef Pastry SelectTM Brut Compound and bring to a boil. Pour over … Continue reading


Chef’s Nest: Recap: The Art and Technology of Sugar Showpieces with Chef Johann Martin

On May 6-8, 2013, Chef Johann Martin conducted his debut PreGel 5-Star Pastry Series™ seminar at PreGel AMERICA’S Professional Training Center in Concord, NC. Chef Martin, who is an instructor at Ecole Gastronomique Bellouet Conseil in Paris, France, inspired attendees … Continue reading


Tree Talk: Baltimore’s Chef Named Winner of the Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition Season Two

Pastry Chef Chris Ford of Wit & Wisdom in Baltimore, MD, took top prize at the Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition. The fourth and final episode of Season Two can be viewed at www.jmpurepastry.com. Ford, pastry chef at Wit & Wisdom … Continue reading


What’s Blooming: 5-Ways: Passion Fruit Arabeschi®

An Arabeschi® that tastes as if a passion fruit was squeezed directly into the tin with its delicious and edible passion fruit seeds. METHOD OF PREPARATION 1. Bring water, sugar and glucose to a boil. 2. Pour into mixing bowl … Continue reading


Top Ten: Mistakes Dessert Businesses are Making

10. Don’t let the dessert be the low point of a dining experience. So many restaurants fail to recognize that a bad dessert can kill the experience, that’s why having a pastry chef or securing top-notch desserts to serve is … Continue reading


What’s Blooming: 5-Ways: Wild Strawberry Light Arabeschi® & 5-Star Chef Pastry Select Strawberry Filling

DIRECTIONS In a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment, add butter, egg yolks, eggs and 5-Star Chef Pastry Select Vanilla Compound. Mix until evenly incorporated. Add PreGel Frollis and almond flour; mix just until it comes together. Remove from mixing … Continue reading


The Upper Crust: America Falls in Love with Pies All Over Again

The perfect food of your dreams is back and better than ever. With nostalgia reigning supreme among culinary trends since the late 2000s, it was only a matter of time before pies came back into vogue. For one, they are … Continue reading


Berry Healthy: Tools of the Trade: The Basics Needed for Gelato, Soft Serve and Pastry

Tools of the Trade – Gelato & Soft Serve 1. Plastic Buckets/Cambro® Look for buckets or containers that are a durable plastic that will not crack or break. Be sure the size is appropriate for your recipes—usually about 5 quarts … Continue reading


Tree Talk: PreGel AMERICA’s Dynamic 5-Star Chef Pastry Select Line Expands

New Fillings And Stabilizer Added To High-End Pastry Line PreGel AMERICA, announced new category additions to its pastry focused product line 5-Star Chef Pastry Select line. The line now features stabilizers and fillings. The new products introduced include: Neutro (Ice … Continue reading


Tree Talk: New Faces Join PreGel’s 5-Star Pastry Ambassador Program

National Pastry Demo Program Has Well-Rounded Cast of Chefs A couple of new faces will join PreGel’s 5-Star Pastry Ambassador Program this year. The program features four prominent pastry chefs who are responsible for presenting a minimum of two technical … Continue reading


What’s Blooming: Chocolate Architecture

Sublime curves, brilliant, eye-popping colors, artisan-crafted elements that defy the logics of physics – all of these and more are among the elements of well-crafted chocolate sculptures. Chocolate architecture is as popular as ever today, and it is finding its … Continue reading


Sweet Reinvention

A closer look at the BIG trend of reinventing classic desserts As a professional marketer in the food industry, researching and reviewing the major trends in the industry and evaluating their staying power is a part of the everyday job. … Continue reading


What Makes You a Dessert Expert?

The value of formal education continues to be a widely debated topic among culinary professionals. Some of the industry’s most revered chefs have risen through the ranks of a family-owned bakery or restaurant, while others studied at some of the … Continue reading


Berry Healthy: Basics 101: Wheat Flour

As diets and societal trends have evolved, so has our use of wheat flour–a principle grain and staple food item in our everyday diet. The Economic Research Service (ERS) division of the UDSA estimates that U.S. per capita consumption of … Continue reading


Tree Talk: PreGel Presents Premium Pastry Line

5-Star Chef Pastry Select line features products uniquely created for pastry chefs in both formula and packaging A new product brand called the 5-Star Chef Pastry Select is PreGel’s latest endeavor to cater directly to pastry chefs around the world. … Continue reading


From the Top of the Tree

Happy New Year! As you return from the holidays and settle back into your day-to-day business, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on 2009 and welcome in 2010. I would be shying away from the obvious if I … Continue reading


Exploring a New Frontier in Desserts – PreGel AMERICA Looks to Pastry

While its parent company, PreGel, has established itself as a leader over the last 40 years in the specialty desserts industry in Italy and Europe, 2009 will mark PreGel AMERICA’s inaugural year into the U.S. pastry market. This is no … Continue reading


Tree Talk: PreGel’s Pastry Exploration

As a leader in specialty dessert ingredients, PreGel AMERICA continues to expand and adapt to the demands and trends within the industry. Beginning in 2009, PreGel AMERICA will focus on launching its new Pastry Line. Expanding its product lines to … Continue reading