Meet the Expert

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 Ashville, NC.

After taking a job as the executive pastry chef at Dantanna’s in Atlanta, 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, and Life and Style, and Grace Ormonde), and national ad campaigns.

As well as being a pastry chef, Joshua has food styled for Focus Brands, Sweetex and Warner Brothers (Life as We Know It 2010). Joshua’s endeavors as an instructor on have 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 numerous cake show and baking competitions for the Austin Cake show, Viking Cooking School, and Share Our Strength. Joshua is currently our Cake Rock Star at in2food!

As the in2food pastry chef and cake designer, Joshua is here to inspire your creativity and help you be the star of your business.  In the in2food Blog he’ll give his fantastic insights and share all the latest trends.  You can hang out here on the in2food Blog to get step-by-step tutorials or jump over to our Video Gallery to see Joshua in action.