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.