Chef Jansen Chan Joins The International Culinary Center as Director of Pastry Arts
NEW YORK and CAMPBELL, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Culinary Center (www.internationalculinarycenter.com), founded as The French Culinary Institute, the world's leading culinary center for education, today announced the appointment of Chef Jansen Chan as its new Director of Pastry Arts. Chef Jansen joins The International Culinary Center after having worked for 13 years in some of the finest restaurants in both San Francisco and New York, most recently as Executive Pastry Chef at Oceana in New York City.
Chef Jansen started his career in San Francisco, where he trained at Kuleto's, John Frank, and the Fifth Floor. He was then invited to work for Chef Alain Ducasse in the kitchens of his eponymous restaurant at the Essex House in New York City, as well as in Ducasse's Mix restaurants in Las Vegas and New York City. Under the tutelage of Ducasse and Corporate Pastry Chef Nicolas Berger, Chef Jansen mastered the craft of baking and pastry in fine dining. During his most recent five-year tenure at Oceana, he indulged New York City diners with his sumptuous and visually-arresting desserts and artisanal breads. Oceana was awarded a Michelin Star every year Chef Jansen worked at the restaurant.
"I'm delighted to welcome Chef Jansen to The International Culinary Center. Alongside our renowned Deans Jacques Torres and Emily Luchetti, Chef Jansen's appointment further strengthens our talented, market-leading pastry and baking department," said Dorothy Cann Hamilton, CEO and founder of The International Culinary Center.
"Having worked with some of the most celebrated chefs in the restaurant industry, I'm excited to help nurture the next generations of pastry chefs. The International Culinary Center is the standard for educational excellence in the culinary world and there is no better place to discover and train tomorrow's culinary stars," added Chef Jansen Chan.
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