Talented pastry chefs from all over came together to showcase their skills and hundred of guests came to taste and vote in the 2021 Sweetest Chefs Awards during the 6th Annual Sweetest Chefs pastry chef showcase EATYALL hosted in Orange Beach, Ala. on September 17, 2021 thanks to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism and our venue partner, The Wharf.

Only one chef could win the title for each these three unique categories: Best Flavor, Best Presentation, and Most Creative. The voting was so close, but ultimately winners were revealed!

Pastry chefs compete to win the 6th Annual Sweetest Chefs Awards.
2021 Sweetest Chefs Awards were presented by Pearson Farm.

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Sweetest Chefs Awards presented by Pearson Farm. And the winners are…

  • Best Flavor – Chef Lennon Harrison from Orange Beach, Ala.
  • Best Presentation – Chef Patricia Clark from Fairhope, Ala.
  • Most Creative: Chef Chris Walker from Starkville, Miss.
Pastry Chefs participated in 6th Annual Sweetest Chefs in Orange Beach, Ala.
Thanks to all of the chefs who came from 7 different states to showcase your pastry skills at the 6th Annual Sweetest Chefs.
Pastry Chef Chris Walker with Most Creative Award.
Pastry Chef Chris Walker won Most Creative
Pastry Chef Chris Walker's winning dessert.
Chef Chris Walkers’ take on Baked Alaska is called a “Baked Alabama”

Passionfruit, meringue, and a hint of raspberry. Chef Chris Walker’s take on Baked Alaska is now known to all of us as the Baked Alabama. Served up in style, this previous winner of Sweetest Chefs Awards in 2018 and 2019, earned him the 2021 Sweetest Chefs Most Creative Award!

Pastry Chef Patty Clark with her Best Presentation Award.
Pastry Chef Patricia Clark won Best Presentation.
Pastry Chef Patty Clark's award winning dessert.
Chef Patricia Clark’s “The Black Beauty” dessert

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and no one could wait to get their hands on this eye catching treat! Chef Patty Clark found a way to take flavor up a notch pairing levels of chocolate and blackberry with a variety of textures to create this jaw dropping sphere of decadent delight she calls “The Black Beauty.” This dessert earned Chef Clark her first Sweetest Chef Award as the winner of the Sweetest Chefs 2021 Best Presentation.

Pastry Chef Lennon Harrison with his Best Flavor Award.
Pastry Chef Lennon Harrison won Best Flavor.
Pastry Chef Lennon Harrison's winning dessert.
Chef Lennon Harrison’s Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Layer Cake with bourbon cheesecake mousse and caramel popcorn garnish.

Chef Lennon Harrison pulled out all the stops to bring this heart-warming dessert to the table! Check out these mouth watering photos of his Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Layer Cake that paired perfectly with a bourbon cheesecake mousse earning him the 2021 Sweetest Chefs Award for Best Flavor. This is Chef Harrison’s third Sweetest Chefs award after winning two categories in 2019.

Sweetest Chefs sponsors

Thank you to each of our friends and sponsors for helping us make The 6th Annual Sweetest Chefs the BEST on YET!

  • Gulf Shores & Oranges Beach Tourism, our presenting partner
  • The Wharf, our host venue
  • Rouses Markets for providing cheese and charcuterie for our food bar plus support for our Culinary Stage
  • Southern Peanut Growers who hosted our Chef Welcome Reception at Fisher’s Dockside
  • Pearson Farms who presented the 2021 Sweetest Chefs Awards
  • Focus Creative for event photography
  • Murder Point Oysters for providing oysters for our VIP Room
  • John Emerald Distilling Co for serving our Welcome Cocktail in partnership with…
  • Buffalo Rock Ginger Ale & Pepsi for presenting our Welcome Cocktail
  • Tito’s Vodka for hosting a recipe demonstration on our Culinary Stage
  • Bailey’s Irish Cream for hosting a recipe demonstration on our Culinary Stage
  • Bulleit Bourbon for hosting a recipe demonstration on our Culinary Stage
  • Moe’s BBQ for serving amazing bites on our hot food bar

Event volunteers who are culinary students enrolled at Coastal Alabama Community College.
A special thanks to the culinary students from Coastal Alabama Community College who volunteered their time to make this event great!

We would like to offer a huge thank you to the culinary volunteers from Coastal Alabama Community College! We would like to offer a special congratulations to Ashley and Andrew, the recipients of our Coastal Alabama Culinary Scholarships! We wish you luck and success on your culinary journeys.

For more information on pastry chef outreach on behalf of your farmers or products, please contact us today.

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