Hellertown’s Dolce Patisserie Owner, Alan Pitotti, Wins $10,000 On Food Network’s ‘Sweet Genius’

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Chef Alan Pitotti, owner of Hellertown‘s Dolce Patisserie, won $10,000 on the Food Network on Thursday night and proved what his customers already know: He is a sweet genius.

Ron Ben-Isreal, host of the show that’s also called “Sweet Genius,” told Pitotti, “You are like me and belong in my world of desserts.”

It was high praise for Pitotti, who has watched the program since it began and admires Ben-Israel’s work.

But winning that $10,000 wasn’t easy for the pastry chef who revealed a side as sweet as his creations.  He told viewers he left a budding career in the pastry world’s limelight to return home to be with his mother after his father died unexpectedly.  It has been nearly five years since he began creating extraordinary chocolates and cakes in quiet little Hellertown.

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey Chef Wins Top Prize In ‘Hell’s Kitchen’

After a nail-biter of a dinner service that went down to the wire, Phillipsburg native Christina Wilson was named the winner of the 10th season of Fox‘s “Hell’s Kitchen” on Monday night.

As winner, Wilson, 32, will take the $250,000-a-year position as head chef at Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

“I’ve never met a more passionate chef,” celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay said.  “Her passion and talent are undeniable. She is the real deal.”

As Wilson hugged her mother and friend amid cheers and confetti, she said the moment was overwhelming.

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Strasburg Chef Out On ‘Hell’s Kitchen’

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Barbie has left the kitchen.

Strasburg resident Barbie Marshall made it all the way to the final four on FOX‘s “Hell’s Kitchen,” but the chef was eliminated at the conclusion of Monday night’s broadcast.

In its 10th season, “Hell’s Kitchen” is hosted by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.  Marshall was one of 18 contestants competing for the head chef’s position at the Gordon Ramsay Steak restaurant in Las Vegas’ Paris Hotel.

At the end of Monday’s episode, Ramsay told Marshall, 34, that he considered her improvement to be significant.  He called her a smart woman who should take her experience on the show “and run with it.”

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