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Hellertown Pastry Chef Wins National TV Competition

Alan Pitotti, who owns Dolce Patisserie in Hellertown, was the grand prize winner on the Jan. 17 episode of the hit reality TV series "Sweet Genius" on the Food Network.

A Hellertown pastry chef and business owner is $10,000 richer (and a lot more famous) thanks to his victory on the Food Network reality TV show "Sweet Genius" last night.

, defeated three other contestants to win the grand prize and garner some prized national publicity for the borough.

Pitotti is the owner of Dolce Patisserie, a boutique pastry shop that specializes in high-end confections and desserts.

Dolce Patisserie is located in the Shoppes at Hellertown on Main Street.

Pitotti is a Pen Argyl native who was educated at the Culinary Institute of America and worked at several high profile restaurants and hotels before opening his own business in the Saucon Valley.

Barbara Cunningham January 19, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Congrsts! We watched the show snd taped it! We are so proud of you! GOD BLESS AND GOOD LUCK IN THE FUTURE! YOU ARE TRULY BLESSED AND A SWEET GENIUS! Another talented person from the Lehigh Valley! Barbara from Bethlhem!!!
Mary Anne Looby January 19, 2013 at 01:35 AM
How lovely for you! So rewarding to know that your talent is appreciated by some of the very best! Kudos to you.
Steve January 19, 2013 at 01:54 AM
My family and friends loved the cake you made for my 60th two months ago. Thanks you and congratulations !
Dianne Borovies January 19, 2013 at 05:25 AM
Your skill and talent are now showcased to the world. We'll be stopping in to congratulate you in person, and hopefully you'll have your delicious white chocolate bark with almonds and cranberries on the shelf. It is heavenly! John and Dianne Borovies
Linda Martin January 21, 2013 at 12:09 AM
Alan, I am so proud to have known you. You are such a credit to your family and friends. I have watched the episode three times already, and I still cry happy tears for you each time. This couldn't have happened to a mored deserving, talented, and humble person.

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