Norman Love USA
Norman Love, based in Fort Myers, Florida, worked as a pastry chef at The Beverley Hotels and served as corporate executive pastry chef for Ritz-Carlton from 1988 to 2001, opening hotel pastry kitchens in Boston, Dubai and Bali.
Chocolatier and Pastry Art and Design magazine named him one of the country’s top 10 pastry chefs in 1996 and 1997. In 1999, he led the U.S. team to a bronze medal in the biennial Coup du Monde de la Patisserie (World Cup of Pastry) competition in Lyons, France, which featured the top pastry chefs from 18 nations. He was among the 18 chefs chosen to make a birthday cake at the 150th Smithsonian Anniversary Celebration in Washington, D.C., and one of only 26 selected to appear on the 39-part series “Baking with Julia,” which aired on public television.
Norman has made numerous appearances on the Discovery Channel’s series, “Great Chefs” and his desserts have graced the covers of Art Culinaire, Pastry & Baking and other prominent culinary publications. He is also a contributing author to four books including Baking with Julia.
In 2001, Norman Love founded with his wife, Norman Love Confections, and has received tremendous national and international recognition. A highly respected consumer rating publication recognized the company eight times since 2006 including five times as the best ultra-premium chocolates in the nation. Norman and his chocolates have been featured in the USA Today, The Today Show, Robb Report, InStyle and Entrepreneur magazines. In 2009, Norman received the honor of one of the “Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America” by Dessert Magazine. He is also co-founder of the National Pastry Team Championship and is a regular guest judge on the Food Network Challenge series.