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TV's "Sweet Genius" Winner is Lehigh Valley Pastry Chef

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.

TV's "Sweet Genius" Winner is Lehigh Valley Pastry Chef

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.

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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.

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