Chocolate and Sugar Art Demonstrated by the Breakers, Palm Beach Chefs

Posted on 3/23/2011 8:48:01 AM

Watch Joshua Rhodes ’07 as he assists the Breakers’ executive chef of banquets, Jeff Simms, demonstrate the creation of the Grand Marnier Chocolate Mousse Tower with Raspberry Sorbet dessert.

This dessert was the delicious finale for the 2011 Muse Awards dinner on February 10, 2011, in Palm Beach, Fla.

The Breakers is a AAA Five Diamond oceanfront resort in Palm Beach, Fla., and was a sponsor of the Muse Awards, an annual cultural event that honors outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to arts and culture throughout Palm Beach County.

A graduate of the Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts program at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts, Joshua Rhodes first arrived at the Breakers in the summer of 2007, when he began his culinary and baking externship. After graduating from the academy, he was offered a permanent position at the Breakers. He has been at the luxury property ever since. Joshua is currently a pastry cook at the property, which has nine distinctive restaurants and a banquet kitchen. He enjoys using his technical and design skills to create artistic cakes, pastries, and desserts.

Rhodes will be the guest speaker at the 2011 IUP Baking and Pastry Arts Toque Ceremony. This graduation ceremony, at which culinary students are presented with the toque (tall chef hat), recognizes the students’ successful completion of the Baking and Pastry Arts on-campus coursework and celebrates the industry externships to which they will be reporting shortly.