James Mullaney, C.E.P.C. Corporate Pastry Chef for Atlanta Foods International lead the team consisting of Pastry Chef Todd Owen, Pastry Chef Adam Anselmo, and Pastry Cook Nicholas Yanni to a first place finish at the “Chocolate Wars” held in southern California for TLC Network.
Chef Mullaney, a veteran competitor (US National Pastry Champion in 2005 and bronze medalist at the 2006 World Pastry Championship) captained the team to finish the required chocolate centerpiece, twenty-four chocolate bon-bons and in the fifth hour incorporate a mystery component in the required nine hours. Their chocolate centerpiece was made without any artificial supports at 142 cm tall and weighing 95 kilos.
Once completed it had to be transported from Los Angeles to the Santa Barbara Zoo for a Conservation Celebration. Nice work team!