Chef Joe Hickel

Creator and designer of the Gingerbread Village, Pastry Chef Joe Hickel.
Joe has been creating gingerbread villages for over 38 years

Last year Joe reported to KTVA 11 News that he used over 2,300 lbs. of sugar, icing and chocolate alone. Not including the 80 sheet pans of gingerbread walls, rooftops and chimneys.

The gingerbread village, an annual holiday tradition in Anchorage,AK is now on display at The Hotel Captain Cook through the end of the year.

What chef Joe Hickel and his team put into the 2016 Gingerbread Village:
• 1,000 lbs. – powdered sugar

• 1,100 lbs. – icing
• 250 lbs. – chocolate
• 80 pans – gingerbread

(Photo “screen capture” credit: Video by Andy Nitchman / KTVA)