Culinary Art Gallery

Welcome to our Culinary Art Gallery!

Our Culinary Art Gallery is jam-packed with remarkable projects of shaped food from all over the world. The Chicago School of Mold Making has helped chefs transform their great ideas to delicious realities by providing them with silicone molds, innovative tools and educational resources. Over the years working closely with chefs has helped us provide them with food-shaping solutions never before seen.  We believe that innovation drives the culinary industry, and that chefs must wow their customers’ growing appetite for dynamic flavors and aesthetics.

The inspiration for most all creative work is birthed from other sources. Whatever the source, we are inspired, then develop and create our own unique interpretations. When a culinary project is released, it is not only a gift to the guests who are fortunate enough to eat it. The sharing of the project’s innovation presents an opportunity to passing on the gift of inspiration. We hope that you will find our Culinary Art Gallery a bountiful source to provide you with something to spark your creativity.

Jamie Simpson's Crispy Carrot Soup

Jamie Simpson’s Crispy Carrot Soup

As Chef Liaison at The Chef’s Garden (Culinary Vegetable Institute in Ohio) Jamie Simpson, creates beautiful and delicious dishes with farm fresh ingredients. We are delighted to share Jamie Simpson’s approach to Crispy Carrot Soup (baby round carrot soup, carrot butter, dried cobalt carrot peel, and paprika).

Youth Team ACF Pumpkin Dessert IKA 2016 Mini Pumpkin Silicone Mold by Chicago Culinary Fx

Mini Pumpkin Silicone Mold

This Mini Pumpkin Silicone Mold is ideal for casting edible fall treasures. At 2 3/8″ by 1¾” tall, it’s the perfect size to highlight an autumn plate. What an enchanting way to present your festive dish!

Custom Chocolate Mold by Chicago Culinary FX

Custom Chocolate University Donor Gifts

A prominent university reached out to Chicago Culinary FX, the custom branch of the Chicago School of Mold Making, to recreate an iconic bronze statue in the miniature form of an 8” chocolate figurine.  The client explained they wanted to give chocolate replicas of the ‘founding father’ to their largest private donors at an upcoming […]

Yoshikazu Kizu Pastry Chef of the Year

Yoshikazu Kizu – Pastry Chef of the Year

In 2014, Yoshikazu Kizu was awarded the coveted title of Pastry Chef of the Year at the 25th annual U.S. Pastry Competition. For the theme “Film Animation,” Chef Kizu created a stunning presentation depicting Disney’s animation “Beauty and the Beast.” He had seen the thin film reel his friend Yusuke Aoki had used to create […]

Team USA-Fire-n-Ice-Gelato-Cake

Team USA – Fire & Ice Gelato Cake

What an exciting start to the Year! With their theme Fire & Ice, Team USA put on an impressive display at the Gelato World Cup in Rimini, Italy this past January. We were honored when the team came to us to help create their stunning Gelato “Fire & Ice” Cake. Initially, a flame cake with […]

World Chocolate Masters 2015 - Vincent Vallée

World Chocolate Masters 2015

Held in the artistic capital Paris, 20 top chocolatiers from 20 countries came from around the globe to showcase their best masterpieces to the theme “Inspired by Nature”.

L'Art du Chocolatier 2015

L’Art du Chocolatier 2015

Our friends at Cacao Barry presented another great opportunity for Pastry Chef to shine; the annual L’Art du Chocolatier, held here at their Chocolate Academy in Chicago. Contestants Wilfredo Barajas, Helen Hong and Anthony Vellut presented impressive work for this year’s theme “The Roaring Twenties”.

Chef José Andrés

Mi Casa – Custom Silicone Mold for Chef José Andrés

We love working with Chef José Andrés’ Think Food Group! After the success of the strawberry Buddha, we got another call to create a custom mold for the new “Mi Casa” Restaurant. Using their logo, we made custom mold which they used to create this signature “Mi Casa” dessert featuring chocolate, hazelnut, olive oil and salt.

Le Cordon Bleu Students Michelle Goh 3rd Place, Gary Willis, Gabriella Harianto 2nd Place, Chef Pascal Javier, Yi-Ting Gao 1st Place, and Chef Adriano Zumbo at the Callebaut Student Showpiece Challenge.

Student Competition- Le Cordon Bleu

Thanks to the vision and organization of Chef Andre Sandison, Head Culinary Teacher at Le Cordon Bleu Sydney, and his team, 17 pastry student competitors had the chance to present their best at The Callebaut Student Showpiece Challenge. The students showcased their imaginations, passions and techniques by creating beautiful showpieces in front of the esteemed panel of judges.

Iliana Regan’s Carrot Soup

Iliana Regan’s restaurant, Elizabeth, was hotly anticipated for its focus on sustainable and foraged ingredients. After her successful supper club, Iliana wanted to offer the same kind of magical experience to diners at her restaurant, Elizabeth. She succeeded and was awarded a Michelin star.

Jove Hubbard’s World Chocolate Master’s Showpiece

When the 1st candidate to represent the United States at the World Chocolate Masters had to withdraw, Jove Hubbard, Executive Pastry Chef at The James Hotel Chicago, took on the position. With much less time than most other candidates, Jove came to the Chicago School of Mold Making with his vision for the competitions theme “The Architecture of Taste”.

Plated Dessert by Chef Ruth Hinks

Ruth Hinks’ Plated ‘English Garden’ Dessert

Chocolatier and UK Chocolate Master, Ruth Hinks’ amazing presentation for the World Chocolate Masters included her showpiece, entremet, bon-bons and plated dessert. She and her team came to us early to develop the Hive mold for her plated dessert “English Country Garden.”

Luis Robledo Richard's Showpiece

Luis Robledo Richards’ Award-Winning Showpiece

Luis Robledo Richards, Pastry Chef and Chocolatier, came to us earlier in the year to help design and create what became his award-winning chocolate showpiece at the World Chocolate Masters, in Paris. Representing Mexico, Chef Luis’ chocolate showpiece exuded modern elegance as he incorporated clean lines, dramatic spoon-like curves and undulating base elements for a stunning combination of organic and constructed elements.

Peter G's Sugar Showpiece Team SA

Sugar Timeline Showpiece by Peter Gyorgyicsek

Peter Gyorgyicsek, a Hungarian pastry chef working in South Africa, loves to create in pastry and his work reflects his passion. The sugar showpiece he made for Team South Africa’s cold table at the IKA Culinary Olympics was designed to reflect the theme “Timeline” .

Stéphane Tréand chocolate

Chocolate Showpiece by Stéphane Tréand MOF

This Chocolate Showpiece was created by pastry talent Stéphane Tréand MOF in early 2007. We really enjoy how he utilized our Large Asian Fan, 4 inch Sphere, Cube and Jumble Box molds to create such a clean and modern piece-more sculptural then traditional showpieces.

Martin Chiffers passion fruit

Passion Fruit Dessert by Martin Chiffers

After years of working in leading luxury hotels in London, Dubai, Singapore and Korea, Executive Pastry Chef Martin Chiffers presents delicious desserts with elegant flair. For a summer dessert course Chef Martin Chiffers taught at the Callebaut Chocolate Academy in Banbury, UK, where his class produced a beautiful array of plated desserts.

Chocolate Showpiece by Vincent Pilon

Chocolate Showpiece by Vincent Pilon

Vincent Pilon, Executive Pastry Chef at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas created this stunning chocolate showpiece for guests of the hotel, Wolters Kluwer. Using our Large Asian Fan, he added dramatic flair to his already dynamic composition. The soft lotus flower with its golden center is a fitting focal point.

Grace - Carrot Veil Dish

Chef Curtis Duffy – Grace

For Chef Duffy’s winter dish we designed a silicone mold to shape one element-the carrot veil. Chef Duffy wanted to add an unctuous component to the dish that was unusual and minimal in shape.

Ferran Adria

Chefs Albert & Ferran Adria – ElBulli

Redefining traditional approaches to good food with modern techniques, Chef Albert and Ferran Adria are in a league of their own. Looking to make their results and techniques available to others Chef Albert came to us to produce a line of silicone molds.

Lollapalooza girl holding prius branded popsicle

Toyota Prius Pop: Lollapalooza Music Festival

Quality and efficient production are goals for any business. Our custom offerings for silicone molds can help attract a variety of new customers. To help increase their brand awareness, Toyota contacted us to further promote the Toyota Prius C to fans at their Toyota Family Playground at Lollapalooza.

Chef Laurent Gras L2O Asparagus Plate

Chef Laurent Gras – L2O Restaurant, Chicago Illinois

A call from Chef Laurent Gras from the L2O restaurant in Chicago is always welcome. Known for his clever use of ingredients and memorable dishes, we really enjoyed collaborating with Chef Gras when he needs custom molds. The results delight his guest and create an unforgettable dining experience.