2014 WFC Judge
Being a pastry chef might seem like a pretty sweet job, but imagine the pressure of cooking for two U.S. presidents and one culinary legend! Chef Daniel has prepared food for Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush, as well as Julia Child. Chef Daniel’s passion for food and his love of feeding people started at an early age. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, he has been cooking professionally for nearly three decades. Previously, he worked as an instructor at Western Culinary and Le Cordon Bleu for almost 10 years.
Chef Daniel shares, “I love my job and getting paid to play with food. Something I used to get in trouble for when I was young!”
Cooking Tips from Chef Daniel: 1. Play with your food! That’s how you learn. 2. Combine sweet with savory to get that “wow” factor.
3. Don’t be afraid to use bold flavors and a variety of colors and textures.