We are thrilled to have Chef Nicholas Lodge as our Head Judge for the 2019 Show Competition.
Chef Nicholas Lodge
Chef Nicholas Lodge is one of the foremost Master Cake Artists in the world. He has been sharing his knowledge and skills through classes, books, and DVDs for over 35 years.
Nicholas is a faculty teaching member, of the prestigious French Pastry School in Chicago, Illinois, where he teaches gumpaste techniques to students attending a 24-week program. Nicholas also teaches a 16-week program at The French Pastry School. The program, "L'Art du Gâteau," is geared for the professional cake decorator and sugar artist, ideal for someone with goals towards the professional marketplace.
Nicholas teaches special classes at other schools throughout the United States and around the world. In addition to the French Pastry school he also instructs classes at schools such as Johnson & Wales, Le Cordon Bleu, and the Art Institute.
Nicholas is internationally known, not only for his incomparable skills in sugar art, but also for the quality of his demonstrations and classes. He inspires enthusiasm in every one of the students in attendance. Over the years his teaching tours have taken him to 26 different countries, and he has introduced sugar art into unlikely places such as India, China and Fiji.
We are please to have him not just as our head judge but as an instructor as well as a vendor at the 2019 show.