Living Concord Up Close and Personal: Local Pastry Chef Robert Gonzalez appears on The Food Network’s Chopped: Sweets Showdown this Week

Looking for something to do Thursday evening? Head over to Trail’s End Lounge to watch their very own pastry chef, Robert Gonzalez, compete on Chopped. The episode actually aired last night (we watched it… desserts looked delicious), but Trail’s End will be streaming the episode on Thursday evening.

Robert will be there to answer questions and bake his challenge recipes for everyone to sample!

We love highlighting members of our community and Robert currently heads the Pastry department at the Concord Market and Trail’s End Cafe which focus on bringing customers the very best scratch made confections and an artisan bread program.

Robert has a distinguished career as a pastry chef.

Robert studied to be a pastry chef at Miami Culinary Institute. Robert was selected to intern at Tuyo Restaurant, where he worked his way up to Head Pastry Chef under mentors Chef Norman Van Aken, Pastry Chef Max Santiago and Chef Victor Santos.

In 2015, Robert made his Boston debut at the esteemed Bistro du Midi working alongside Executive Chef Robert Sisca, during which time he was recognized as an Eater Young Guns Semi-Finalist.

In 2018 Robert joined the highly anticipated opening of Cultivar in the Ames Hotel in downtown Boston. As part of their inaugural team, he headed pastry. His creations consisted of rotating produce-driven desserts to complement the New England food scene.

He has also won a number of awards including:
Boston Common Magazine’s – The Best Fall Donuts in Boston – Bistro du Midi
Brickell Magazine’s Top 50 Best Dinning Experiences 2015 – #8 Butternut Squash Semifreddo

Looking forward to many more of your dessert creations!