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Meet Nils Rowland

Nils Rowland was born in Gainesville, Florida and currently resides in St. Augustine, Florida. His most distinguishing characteristics are his outgoing, friendly demeanor and the passion that he brings to everything he does. His interest in pastry arts is an extension of his life-long interest in fine foods and dining. Nils applies his boundless creativity to producing old European pastries, as well as one-of-a-kind cakes and chocolate and sugar sculptures.

This gallery of cakes, pies and tarts, breads, pastries, plated desserts and chocolate and sugar art pieces represent only a small sampling of Nils' creations.
One of Nils' goals as a pastry chef is to help clients make their celebrations special and memorable by working closely with them to bring their creative ideas to life.

If you are interested in either ordering a gallery item or customized cakes, pastries, chocolates, or sculptures for a special event please feel free to contact Nils.

Cell: 352.214.7777


2007 - Earned BA degree from Rosen School of Hospitality            Management, University of Central Florida
2007 - Successfully completed UCF LEAD Scholars Program
2008 - Earned European Pastry & Baking Diploma,
           Notter School of Pastry Arts
           --- Studied under Ewald Notter, a world-class chocolate and                 sugar artist who also serves as the Director of the Notter                 School of Pastry Arts, and James Rossell, a 3 time Food                 Network Gold Medal Winner in cake design
Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Member of Rosen School of Hospitality Honors Society
Awarded 1st place in 2008 Notter School Cake Competition

Professional Experience
Catered for the ESPN Great Outdoor Games
           Involved food preparation for ~450 people
Jason's Deli
           Completed 12-week Management in Training Program
           Served as Manager - handled food orders and receiving,            organized and ran shifts for up to 12 employees, served as            laison between employees and customers.

The Cake Shop of San Jose - Jacksonville, FL (2009-2011)
           Pastry Chef
Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, Ponte Vedra, FL (2011-2013)
           Pastry Chef and Chocolatier

The Chocolate Turtle, St. Augustine,, FL (2014-2015)
           Pastry Chef and Chocolatier

Current position

Creme de la Cocoa, St. Augustine,, FL (2015-present)
           Owner, Pastry Chef and Chocolatier





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