(PRWEB) December 6, 2004
LÂAcademie de Cuisine recently added two nationally-acclaimed pastry chefs to their already distinguished teaching staff. The new additions to LÂAcademieÂs rapidly expanding Professional Pastry Arts Program are Colette Peters, renowned cake designer, and Chef Anil Rohira, Executive Pastry Chef for Albert Uster Imports.
Colette Peters, owner of ColetteÂs Cakes, a specialty cake company in New York City, has earned many honors and designed numerous cakes for a variety of events and people. Her talents as a pastry chef have earned her three gold medals from SocietÃ© Culinaire Philanthropique, the Grand Prix de Paris Award, as well as first place in the Beaver Creek Wedding Cake Extravaganza in 2004.
In 1996, this extraordinary pastry chef was chosen to design a cake for the 150th Anniversary Celebration for the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. Former First Lady, Hillary Clinton, requested the talents of Pastry Chef Colette Peters to create three sugar scenes for part of the White House Christmas decorations in 1998 and 2000.Celebrities such as Sting, Bette Midler, Al Pacino, and Whoopi Goldberg have received cakes decorated by Peters.
Pastry Chef Colette Peters has traveled throughout the United States and Europe teaching at premier culinary institutes and recently agreed to share her area of expertise with students at LÂAcademie de Cuisine.
Chef Anil Rohira, Executive Pastry Chef for Albert Uster Imports, has also joined LÂAcademie de CuisineÂs auxiliary teaching staff in the Professional Pastry Arts Program. Chef Rohira specializes in creating new and original recipes using imported Swiss raw ingredients and convenience products. Pastry Chef Anil Rohira has been perfecting his craft in kitchens across the world since 1991.
Recently, Rohira held an executive pastry chef position at the Chevy Chase Club in Maryland. He also taught classes and seminars at premier culinary institutes, such as the Notter School of Pastry Arts. Throughout his career as a pastry chef, Rohira has won numerous awards such as the Best Sugar Showpiece at the 2003 Coupe de Monde in Lyon, France; the Best Sugar Showpiece at the 2001 National Pastry Team Championship in Beaver Creek, Colorado; and was named Best of Show at the 1999 ACF Food Show in Washington, DC.
ÂBoth of these individuals are very talented experts in their field,Â said LÂAcademie de CuisineÂs Head Pastry Instructor, Mark Ramsdell, Âbut the main reason I want them here to teach our students is they are very nourishing teachers. They can explain their craft in clear, precise terms and help the students to stretch and explore their own talents within the pastry field.Â
The Professional Pastry Arts Program is taught by the top pastry chefs in the country. Beginning in January 2005, the program will be offered four times a year. Class schedules and tuition prices can be viewed on LÂAcademieÂs website, http://www.lacademie.com. Peters and Rohira will also be instructing Continuing Education classes for professional pastry chefs.
Professional training for pastry chefs and chefs is offered at the premier culinary institute, LÂAcademie de Cuisine. Applications are available online. To learn how to become a professional pastry chef, to view admissions requirements, or to apply for financial aid and loans, visit http://www.lacademie.com or call toll free at 1-800-664-2433.
About LÂAcademie de Cuisine
Established in 1976, LÂAcademie de Cuisine is the premier culinary institute in the Washington, DC area. This culinary institute offers professional training for the serious student as well as recreational programs for the average home cook. Every LÂAcademie student receives personal attention and expert instruction under the guidance of American-and European-trained chefs. Each student learns necessary skills that create confidence while honing the skills to become a successful Chef or Pastry Chef.
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