Chef Cathy Wawrzaszek

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts, General Education

Instructor Cathy Wawrzaszek
Location: Online Programs
Favorite Dish: Filet Mignon

"I enjoy making a difference in my students' lives."

Chef Cathy Wawrzaszek


Chef Cathy is a Certified Pastry Culinarian® with the American Culinary Federation. She was the former owner of Starlight Pastries in Orlando, FL, a home-based bakery specializing in wedding cakes, celebration cakes, cupcakes, and small dessert trays.

She has also worked in catering, logistics for Kraft Foods, and as a Purchasing Manager.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • 2016 CPC Certification
  • 2006 Outstanding Additions Coordinator, Orange County Public Schools
  • 2015 and 2016 Unsung Hero Award for work in creating and implementing a 360 Math program, Le Cordon Bleu

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Instructor - Le Cordon Bleu, Orlando, FL
  • Purchasing Manager - Le Cordon Bleu, Orlando, FL
  • Owner - Starlight Pastries, Orlando, FL
  • Logistics Coordinator - Kraft Foods, Orlando, FL
  • Caterer - Kahuna Grill, Orlando, FL
  • Sales Consultant - Creative Memories, Orlando, FL
  • Lead Analyst - BNY Mellon, Orlando, FL


  • Master of Science Degree, National Louis University, McLean, VA
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, SUNY Utica, Utica, NY
  • Associate in Applied Science Degree, Fulton Montgomery Community College, Johnstown, NY
  • Certified Pastry Culinarian, American Culinary Federation, Orlando, FL

Special Interests

Baking, reading, video games, and riding motorcycles.

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