Chef Dan Widmann

Lead Pastry Instructor

Instructor Dan Widmann
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Favorite Dish: Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream


Chef Dan has been Executive Pastry Chef & Owner of a bakeshop, Director of Pastry Arts, and a Pastry Sales Director. In 2016, he was awarded Educator of the Year. Dan is a member of Disciples d’Escoffier.

He has also worked in recipe development and curriculum design and been a featured television personality. In addition to owning Decadence, he owned a consulting business and taught free-standing classes developed for organizational training.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ServSafe® Manager
  • ServSafe® Inctructor/Proctor
  • Educator of the Year, 2016
  • Member of Disciples d'Escoffier

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Home Cook Chef Instructor - Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Boulder, CO
  • SME (Subject Matter Expert) - Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy
  • Sales Director/Baking & Pastry Specialist - Aspen Baking Company
  • Pastry Chef Instructor - Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, Denver, CO
  • Executive Pastry Chef/Owner - Decadence
  • Director of Pastry Arts - Cooking School of the Rockies, Boulder, CO
  • Executive Pastry Chef - Centerplate at the Colorado Convention Center
  • Executive Pastry Chef - The Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, CO
  • Executive Pastry Chef - Alyeska Prince Hotel and Resort, AK


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree, Academy of Culinary Arts

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