Short Order Just Desserts -- Our Nominees Are...
Chefs are listed alphabetically
Name: Hedy Goldsmith
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Profession: Executive Pastry Chef at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
Culinary Education: Culinary Institute of America
Favorite simple fall recipe: Gingersnap cookies
Personal motto: "work smarter, not harder"
Name: Julien Philippe
Hometown: Paris, France
Profession: Pastry Chef for Roka and Zuma Restaurants
Culinary Education: BTS (Brevet Technique Superieur) and Hotellerie Restauration
Favorite simple fall recipe: Almond, Fig and Umeshu Toban
Personal motto: "keep it simple"
Name: Malka Espinel
Profession: Pastry Chef at The Forge
Culinary Education: Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago (Culinary Degree), FIU (Masters in Hospitality Management)
Favorite simple fall recipe: Honey cake with goat milk fromage blanc, cream and oven roasted figs
Personal motto: "focus on flavor and keep it simple"
Name: Olivier Rodriguez
Hometown: Annecy, France
Profession: Executive Pastry Chef at Palm D'Or
Culinary Education: C.A.P - 4-year degree
Favorite simple fall recipe: Mont Blanc (meringue with chestnut and rum cream, vanilla ice cream)
Personal motto: "Be always positive, don't focus on the problem but on the solutions.."
Name: Vanessa Paz
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Profession: Executive Pastry Chef, Michy's
Culinary Education: Degree in baking and pastry from Johnson & Wales
Favorite simple fall recipe: Deep fried apple pie with vanilla toffee ice cream and apple cider caramel
Personal motto: " keep it simple and delicious and you can't go wrong."
So who has your vote??