Wednesday, July 28, 2010

FPS instructor named Pastry Chef of the Year

Chef En-Ming Hsu, World Pastry champion and chef-instructor at The French Pastry School at City Colleges of Chicago, was named 2010 Pastry Chef of the Year by the World Pastry Team Championship. Hsu was recognized at the World Pastry Forum earlier this month in Phoenix.

At the forum, Chef Hsu taught "Five-Star Plated Desserts" to pastry professionals and students. Some recipes she demonstrated included her Kahlua ice cream with ricotta fritters, rosemary-glazed figs with homemade fromage blanc, and a lavender honey cake with chocolate silk and Morello cherry compote.

Chef En-Ming Hsu (left) with French Pastry School students

Chef Hsu served as team captain of the U.S. pastry team that won the gold medal at the World Pastry Cup in Lyon, France in 2001. She teaches in The French Pastry School's 24-week certificate program, L'Art de la P√Ętisserie.