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about JJR

Get to know Joshua, host of You've Been Desserted!

Joshua John Russell is a pastry chef and cake designer from Atlanta, GA. He
graduated in 2002 from Johnson and Wales University and started his career as a
pastry chef at the famous Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. Joshua made a name
for himself appearing on 15 episodes of Food Network Challenge (winning 5) and all
6 episodes of Last Cake Standing, as well as local media and TV outlets. His work
has been featured in books (Decadent Details), magazines (Jezebel, Atlanta
Weddings, Flavors, 944, Life and Style and Grace Ormonde) and national ad
campaigns.

In addition to being a pastry chef, Joshua has food styled for Focus
Brands, Sweetex, and had his work featured in several TV shows and movies (Life as we
Know It, Table 19 and Dynasty). Joshua’s endeavors as an instructor at Craftsy.
com has produced worldwide attention with a student base spanning the globe.

In 2015 Joshua was named one of the top ten cake designers in North America by
Dessert Professional Magazine, as well as Johnson and Wales University’s
Distinguished Visiting Chef. His name in the business and success in the field has
also prompted Joshua to be asked to judge cake shows and baking competitions
from the Austin Cake show, Viking Cooking School, Share Our Strength, Top Chef
Jr. and Nailed It (Netflix). Joshua hosted the NBC YouTube show Man About
Cake. He currently works as a corporate pastry chef for in2food in Atlanta and hosts You’ve Been Desserted.