World-renowned chocolatier visits East Ridge at Cutler Bay

World-renowned chocolatier visits East Ridge at Cutler Bay

Chef Ewald Notter, one of the world’s foremost experts in confectionary arts, demonstrates his craft during a visit to East Ridge at Cutler Bay

Chef Ewald Notter, one of the world’s foremost experts in confectionary arts, recently appeared at East Ridge at Cutler Bay entertaining audiences with his chocolate creations.

The award-winning master of confectionary arts and international acclaimed chocolatier gave demonstrations taking audiences through the painstakingly intricate assembly of two chocolate showpieces as well as discussing the history of chocolate.

Much like an artist using acrylics, oils or clay as his or her media, Chef Notter created the three-dimensional masterpieces using a palette of chocolate. His mastery of skills was on display as he showed the audience how to make each component of the chocolate sculpture and then assembled the delicate display.

The finished pieces were trendy and elegant while incorporating both white and dark chocolate as well as color and were raffled to lucky guests. “We were honored to have Chef Notter visit East Ridge,” said Rick Drew, director of sales for the retirement community.

“We host many events throughout the year open to the public which illustrate the innovative lifestyle available to residents.”

Chef Notter is known as a celebrated competitor, eminent teacher and esteemed author, and currently is coaching the American pastry team for an upcoming international competition.

He starred in four videos involving chocolate and sugar decoration for the Culinary Institute of America, which became their bestselling videos. He has won numerous awards including National and World Pastry Team Champion and Pastry Chef of the Year.

In 2001, he won the gold medal with the U.S. Team at the Coupe du Monde in Lyon, France. The team earned the highest score ever recorded in sugar work: 699 out of 700 points, helping the U.S. Team achieve its very first gold medal.

In 2003, Notter was honored by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences with the 5-Star Diamond Award as “One of the Finest Confectionery Chefs of the World.” He was also the first pastry professional inducted into the Pastry Art and Design Hall of Fame.

Notter continues to teach and coach internationally, all while publishing highly respected books on his craft. He also is the founder of the Notter School of Pastry Arts in Orlando.

Located at 19301 SW 87 Ave., East Ridge offers a continuum of care, including independent and assisting living, respite care and skilled nursing care and rehab. For more information, call 1-877-340-5486 for a personal tour or visit

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