Gerry’s love of chocolate is recognized by legions. September 2017 marks the 58th year of the Gerry Frank Chocolate Layer Cake Contest at the Oregon State Fair, for which he has been the sole judge. It is the best-known and longest running cake contest in the country. Gerry is the owner of Gerry Frank’s Konditorei, a gourmet cake shop and restaurant in Salem.
Frank is well known for his Oregonian column. Look for the latest edition of Gerry Frank’s Oregon, a compilation of Gerry’s Oregonian travel columns along with historical and interesting tidbits about Oregon and treasured stories of the Meier and Frank families. His best-selling guidebook, Where to Find It, Buy It, Eat It in New York, has sold over one million copies and guided thousands throughout the tangles of Manhattan. The updated 19th edition was recently published.
Gerry Frank will stay on after the contest to sign books.