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About Gerhard Petzl

Gerhard Petzl

Educational Background:

· Master of Art & Design Graz, Austria 2003-2005
· Entrepreneurial Exam Graz, Austria 2002
· Master Academy of Pastries St. Pölten, Austria 1994

Work Experience:

· Chocolate Centre of Excellence Broc, Switzerland Senior Confiseur, R&D
· Zokoko Sydney, Australia Head Chocolatier
· Aphrodite Chocolates Salt Lake City, USA Head Chocolatier
· Edible Art Consulting Salt Lake City, USA Pastry Consultant
· Hotel Gothisches Haus Wernigerode, Germany Pastry Consultant
· Le Meridien Hotel Vienna, Austria Pastry Chef
· Lorünser Hotel Zürs, Austria Chef Pâtissier
· Cruise ship MS Europa Bahamas Special Pastry Chef
· Hotel Salzburgerhof Zell am See, Austria Chef Pâtissier
· Hotel Arlberg Lech, Austria Chef Pâtissier
· Interconti Hotel Loipersdorf, Austria Pastry Chef
· Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore Asst. Exec. Pastry Chef
· Palace Hotel Gstaad, Switzerland Chef Pâtissier
· Grand Hotel Mackinac Island, USA Asst. Pastry Chef
· Almhof Schneider Hotel Lech, Austria Chef Pâtissier
· Pastry shop ”Schallert“ Höchst, Austria Pastry Chef
· Burg Hotel Oberlech, Austria Pastry Chef
· Pastry shop ”Amann“ Vaduz, Liechtenstein Pastry Chef
· Divan Hotel/Pastries Istanbul, Turkey Chef of Production
· Confiserie Sprüngli Zurich, Switzerland Confectioner

Exhibitions, Achievements & Awards:

· Gold at Swiss Chocolate Masters (as Coach of Geraldine Maras) Bern, Switzerland 2015
· Television feature on German TV station kabel eins, Germany/A/CH 2015
· Chocolate festival ”Choco meets fashion” (Live Performance) Wernigerode, Germany 2014
· Art gallery by the Harbour City - Royal Feast Table Hong Kong, China 2013
· Brain Art Exhibition (Live Performance) Sydney, Australia 2012
· Magnum Gold - Brand Launch (chocolate artwork) Jakarta, Indonesia 2012
· World Chocolate Masters Australia - Finalist Sydney, Australia 2012
· Master Award 2011 - One of the best 25 Chocolatiers in America San Francisco, USA 2011
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Sydney Royal Easter Show (chocolate competition)
   - 1 x Gold - Best Showpiece
   - 1 x Gold - Champion winner novelty exhibit
Sydney, Australia


2011


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Luxury Chocolate Salon Las Vegas
   - 1 x Gold - Best Truffle
   - 5 x Silver - Best in Salon, Most artistic design etc.
Las Vegas, USA


2010


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Luxury Chocolate Salon Chicago
   - 1 x Gold - Best Truffle
   - 3 x Silver - Best in Salon, Best flavoured chocolate etc.
   - 4 x Bronze - Most gifted Chocolatier, Top Artisan Chocolatier
Chicago, USA



2010



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Luxury Chocolate Salon Boston
   - 1 x Gold - Best Truffle
   - 1 x Silver - Best Gift Set
   - 5 x Bronze - Best in Salon, Most luxurious experience etc.
Boston, USA



2010



· 2nd Place The Old House - Gingerbread House Contest New York City, USA 2010
· 1st Place Grand America - Gingerbread House Contest Salt Lake City, USA 2009
· WACS Global Master Chef - Certification Germany 2009
· Chocolate Museum Halle - Permanent Exhibition Halle, Germany 2009
· Lucerne Museum of History - Exhibition Lucerne, Switzerland 2009
· Television feature on German TV station PRO7, Galileo (2) Europe-wide 2008
· Solo-Exhibition, 1st Chocolate Festival of City Paderborn Paderborn, Germany 2008
· Television feature on German TV station MDR, Portrait Germany 2008
· Television feature on German TV station PRO7 Europe-wide 2008
· Exhibition and live performance ”ChocoVienna07” Vienna, Austria 2007
· Television feature on German TV station 3sat, Portrait Europe-wide 2007
· Television feature on German TV station PRO7, Galileo (1) Europe-wide 2007
· Café Luitpold - Chocolate Museum (11 2006 - 05 2007) Munich, Germany 2006
· Exhibition at the ”Art Club Giessen“ - Sugar sculpture Frankfurt, Germany 2006
· Art Prize, International Summer Academy for Painting Halbenrain, Austria 2005
· Master of Art & Design - Sculpture Department Graz, Austria 2005
· Chocolate exhibition at the ”International Culinary Art Show“ Lower Austria 2005
· English interview at the radio FM4 Morning Show Vienna, Austria 2005
· Chocolate exhibition at ”The Chocolate Show“ New York City, USA 2004
· 1st Place for chocolate art at ”Gallery Centrum“ Graz, Austria 2003
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4 Publications in ”SweetArt“ Magazine:
   - Portrait
   - World biggest Sugar Bird
   - Photo of the month
   - Master of chocolate carving
Munich, Germany




2006
2006
2003
2002
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Gold Medal at the ”Culinary Olympics 2000“
with the National Team of Singapore
Berlin, Germany

2000

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Publication in ”Asian Cuisine and Wine“ Magazine
with the National Team of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore

2000

· Austrian Promotion at the Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 2000
· Master Pastry Chef Exam St. Pölten, Austria 1994
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Certificate from Mr. Glauser, Director of Sprüngli,
for artwork
Zurich, Switzerland

1994

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Certificate from the Mexican Consulate
for artwork
Zurich, Switzerland

1993

· Confectioner's Exam Graz, Austria 1991

Additional classes or courses:

· ” Basic Food Technology Course” Vevey, Switzerland 2015
· ”Food Safety Supervisor“ by Hospitality Training Sydney Sydney, AU 2012
· ”Food Safety Manager“ by Utah State University Salt Lake City, USA 2010
· ”The Art of Chocolate“ by Kyle Nicholson Salt Lake City, USA 2009
· ”Nude drawing classes“ University for Applied Arts Vienna, Austria 2005
· Summer Academy for Painting ”hortus niger“ Styria, Austria 2004
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”Professional Presentation for Managers“
by Raffles Int. Training Center
Singapore, Singapore

2000

· ”Sugar blowing & pulling“ classes by Robert Oppeneder Munich, Germany 2000
· ”Baking seminar“ by bakery company Kolb Austria 1994

Languages:

· German (mother-tongue)
· English (fluent)
· Spanish (basic)
· Turkish (basic)

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