Chef Bios 2

Sergio Shidomi

Hands On on October 19 @ 12:15pm-3:15pm:  Small Chocolate Christmas Tree

Demonstration on October 19 @4:15pm-5:15pm:  Modern Chocolate Designs

Sergio Shidomi is Brazilian born but has been rooted in Canada since 2001 where he graduated top of his class with honours from the Cambrian College Baking and Pastry Arts Program and Chef Training program. Upon graduation, he moved to one of the gourmet wine regions of Ontario to finesse his skills at the Vintage Inn Hotels. Eventually he found himself at some of the trendiest restaurants in Toronto where he honed his skills. Since 2009, Shidomi is head chocolatier and pastry chef at the Old Firehall Confectionery, in Unionville, a suburb of Toronto, Ontario.

In 2011, Sergio competed in the prestigious World Chocolate Masters competition (WCM) Canadian Selection and proudly won Best Entremet and placed 3rd Overall. With determination and focus, Sergio sets his sights on a resounding win at the World Chocolate Masters South America Selection 2013 - a wonderful addition to his impressive resume. His skill and overall focused and dedicated approach is the reason for his success at the recent WCM Paris in November 2013.

Sergio is dedicated to sharing his passion via demos for students, instructors and also his peers.  He is always quick to help others develop their skills and “raise the bar”. Sergio’s goal is “Share your passion!”

Instagram: @pastrychef71

Susan Trianos

Demonstration on October 20 @ 11:15am-12:15pm:  How to Airbrush & Handpaint Silhouettes

Susan has been in the industry for 30 years. In this time, she has owned a renowned cake shop in Toronto, Canada, worked for Wilton head office, ran the test kitchen for one of the world's largest food companies (baking division, of course). Her work has been featured in many magazines, TV shows, billboards and edible props for movies. She now focuses on teaching at cake shows and schools locally and abroad, competing, and judging. She has so much to share, and is more than willing to do so!

Instagram: @susantrianos_learntocake

Violet Lin Tran

Hands On Class on October 19 @ 3:30pm-6:30pm:  Dali Inspired Jewelled Cake

Demonstration Class on October 19 @ 12:30pm-1:30pm:  Ruffles, 3 Ways...and more!!!

Violet is a mom of two, who also loves to ‘cake’ on the side. She has been creating creative custom cakes for over a decade, catching the bug when she made her first decorated cake for her husband’s 40th birthday. Being completely self-taught, Violet enjoys experimenting with different sugar mediums and techniques ideas, and has become known and recognized for her unique designs that often feature a distinctive use of bold colours and textures.

Her work has been featured in countless magazines internationally, gracing recent covers of Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft (UK) Magazine (April 2018 issue) and Cake Masters (UK) Magazine (February 2019 issue). As a sugar art instructor, she teaches her unique style worldwide in demos, hands-on classes and magazine tutorials. Violet has had classes filmed for professional online video schools and platforms such as Bluprint/Craftsy (US) and Pretty Witty Cakes (UK).

Violet proudly represents many world-class companies such as Marvelous Molds and drageekiss and is a brand ambassador and proud Artist of Excellence for Satin Ice.

Instagram: @thevioletcakeshop



Shannon Murphy

Demonstration Class on October 20 @ 4:15pm-5:15pm:  Inspired Braiding

Shannon Murphy is a custom cake artist located in Toronto, Ontario. Her cake creating journey began at Bonnie Gordon College where not only was she a student but quickly became a teachers assistant shortly thereafter. She has also worked as a cake designer in multiple bakeries in Toronto but currrently runs her own business to freely explore her creativity.

 In 2018, Shannon entered her first cake competition. After spending countless hours working on a 5 tiered wedding cake, she won first place with a gold ribbon, and the highest amount of points awarded.

You can find some of Shannon’s cake tutorials on the popular Youtube channel, How to Cake it with Yolanda Gampp. Her work can also be found in magazines such as WedLuxe, American Cake Decorating and Cake Decorating Heaven.


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