Chef Ashley Chen

Chef Instructor, Pastry Arts

chef ashley chen
Location: Online Programs
Favorite Dish: Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

About

Chef Ashley was once a TV host for a local Arizona television show focusing on the culinary community.

She has extensive baking & pastry and culinary industry experience ranging from high volume hotels to pastry shops to catering and fine dining. She has served as a Culinary Instructor for The Garden Kitchen at The University of Arizona, Culinary Arts and Baking Pastry Instructor for the Hospitality Department of Pima Community College, Culinary Arts and Baking Pastry Instructor for the Culinary Arts Program of The Art Institute of Tucson, Curriculum Developer for ACTE, Culinary Consultant, and Pastry Chef.

Chef Ashley’s goal with teaching any concept, technique, or method is to offer insightful information that can be relatable to the student. She wants the student to feel as if they can achieve success at all levels of their educational career.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • Certified Working Pastry Chef - ACF
  • ServSafe® Certified
  • D2L/Bright Space Certified

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Pastry Cook - The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
  • Independent Culinary Consultant (culinary school geared to home chefs)
  • Food Sale Representative - Swiss Chalet Foods
  • Curriculum Developer - ACTE
  • Television Hostess - Local television focusing on Tucson, AZ culinary community
  • Baking and Pasty/Culinary Instructor - The Art Institute of Tucson, AZ
  • Baking and Pastry/Culinary Instructor - Pima Community College
  • Culinary Instructor - The Garden Kitchen at The University of Arizona

Dish Examples

Apple Tart

apple tart

Macarons

macarons

Croissants

croissants

Education

  • Baking and Pastry Associate Degree, The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park NY
  • Hotels Restaurant Management Degree, Pima Community College

Special Interests

Gardening and hot yoga.

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