Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Meet Our Baker

We're excited to welcome Chef Brad Spates to our team!

Brad studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. He's worked with some of the best pastry chefs in the world such as Master Chef Judeth Stains, CIA Award Winning Chef Steve Brown, and Steve Weiss, who was part of the 2000 National Gold Winning Pastry Arts Team and the Executive Pastry Chef of the Trump Taj Mahal and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Brad has traveled and studied pastries worldwide, including an in-depth study of French, Italian, and classical American Pastry. He specializes in unique forms of design, using classical techniques that are practiced by very few modern chefs, such as pastillage, formed marzipan, pulled and blown sugar, and casting chocolates.

Brad teaches our Baking Fundamentals series on Sundays and Tuesdays. Starting in June he will be instructing a specialty Decorating Series on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Check out some of his fantastic creations:

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