“One day that’s going to be me” From growing up watching the Food Network on Chicago's Southside to winning Netflix’s Sugar Rush

February 8, 2023

By Livvie Avrick

Meet Chef Blāque, award-winning sugar artist and founder of Black Rose Pastries -- and one of the chocolatiers for this year’s World of Chocolate on February 17th. He is the winner of Netflix’s “Sugar Rush” and participant and judge on Food Network and other baking competition shows. We talked with Chef Blāque about why he enjoys participating in community events like World of Chocolate and what it means to him. "I’m the kid who was sitting in front of the TV saying, ‘I want to do that someday.’ While I was inspired by a lot of different things, I didn’t see a lot of people who may have looked like me. I want to be that representation for people of all ages, backgrounds, and colors.” - Chef Blāque.  

Watch the interview here: Meet Chef Blāque and find him at World of Chocolate 2023 


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Follow him on Instagram: Maurice Shelton (@chefblaque) • Instagram photos and videos 

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