The Wedding Cake
2008 American Culinary Federation Southeast Regional
Conference - Williamsburg, VA

Chef Haden received the 2008 American Culinary Federation Southeast Regional
Pastry Chef of the Year.
Chef Haden with Chef Roland Mesnier.  
Chef Mesnier served as the Executive
Pastry Chef for the White House for
over 25 years.
Highlights & Pictures
Chef Haden adds the finishing
touches to a wedding cake.
2008 American Culinary Federation National Conference
Las Vegas, NV

Chef Haden was one of four finalists for the American Culinary Federation National Pastry Chef
of the Year. She competed for the national title in Las Vegas, NV in July 2008.

Each candidate presented a decorated torte / cake, a contemporary dessert (6 portions) and a
hot restaurant style dessert (6 portions).
The competition begins...
Compiling the contemporary
Making pate decor
Plating up the contemporary
Judges watching the plate up of a dessert
Contemporary Dessert

Coffee Mascarpone with Mango
Papaya and Brandy Snap

Coffee mascarpone with mango and papaya and
finished with honey bourbon sauce.
Hot Restaurant Style Dessert

Grand Marnier Chocolate Soufflé with
Mixed Berry Tart & White Chocolate
Macadamia Nut Ice Cream

Grand Marnier chocolate soufflé served with vanilla
bean cream.  Warm berries with apple finished with a
delicate crust and served with white chocolate
macadamia nut ice cream
Decorated Torte / Cake

Chocolate Mousse Crunch Torte

An extra-virgin olive oil chocolate mousse with
kiwi and hazelnut crunch
Chef Haden with Julia Child.