Thursday July 7, 2011
This year's National Championship will take place on July 8-9th, 2011, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ. Teams from around the country will compete for the esteemed title to be the best at their art. Teams will have a total of 13 hours to complete a required list of elements, and then judged by a panel of experts on artistry and technical merit, work ethic and hygiene, and degustation. The first place winners will earn the honor to represent the US in the following year's World Pastry Team Championship.
The National Pastry Team Championship is held every odd numbered year. This event features up to 12 teams composed of three pastry chefs each. All team members must either be United States citizens or must have worked in the United States as pastry professionals for the two years prior to the competition date. The winning team represents the United States as TEAM USA in the World Pastry Team Championship the following year.