Norman Love recently joined nine other master pastry chefs as featured speakers at the inaugural World Pastry Stars at the Four Seasons in Milan, Italy. The sold-out event of 500 pastry chefs from around the world was recognized as a moment of comparison among pastry chefs who are acknowledged for their talents as well as for their entrepreneurism.
“We’re honored to have Norman join the other masters who have put contemporary pastry-making on the map with their shared experiences and business methods to those in the pastry and catering trades,” said Carla Icardi, director of Italian Gourmet and a sponsor of the event.
Love’s presentation focused on the management of baking and confectionery with the purpose of using his success as an example to provide the participants with inputs for developing their businesses.
“I was honored and humbled to represent the United States at such a prestigious event,” said Love. “Distinguished pastry chefs from around the world, including Jean-Paul Hevin, Philippe Conticini, Pierre Marcolini, Luigi Biasetto and Iginio Massari, also presented.”
Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from the Fort Myers corporate headquarters that encompasses both production and retail operations. The Fort Myers and Naples chocolate salons are stylish retail shops with an intimate ambience in which customers may purchase chocolates or linger over house-made pastries, gourmet coffees, lattes and smoothies.
The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded 13 times by a leading consumer ratings magazine including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates, and most recently as a Best Buy for Special Chocolates for Valentine’s Day 2014.
The Fort Myers Chocolate Salon, at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Naples Chocolate Salon, which also serves artisan gelato, at 3747 Tamiami Trail North in Parkshore Centre, is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Artisan Gelato by Norman Love, at 11300 Lindbergh Blvd., Suite 112, off Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers, east of I-75, is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.normanloveconfections.com.