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Welcome to the IRCA Academy! The Academy offers specialized courses dedicated to the entire range of IRCA, Dobla, and JoyGelato Products. Our Ambassador, Joshua John Russell, provides customers a complete overview of the products, hands on training and the best strategies for operational execution.

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Meet our Ambassador Joshua John Russell

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, 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 at Craftsy.com 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 cake shows as well as baking competitions for the Austin Cake show, Viking Cooking School, and Share Our Strength. Joshua is currently the pastry chef for Dobla/IRCA in Atlanta, GA and in his free time has a YouTube show called You've Been Desserts.  You can also find Joshua judging competitions on Amazon Prime and Hulu shows.  

IRCA Studio

In the IRCA Studio we can do product demonstrations, product ideation, training and so much more.  Schedule your session in the Studio with your local sales representative.