Chef Jen Sojka

Chef Instructor, Pastry Arts

Jen Sojka
Location: Online Programs
Favorite Dish: Anything with shrimp

"I enjoy guiding students who may be insecure with their abilities in overcoming their apprehensiveness. I love seeing their pride and happiness when they create amazing culinary creations!"

Chef Jen Sojka

About

Chef Jen ran her own cottage bakery and has worked as an Executive Pastry Chef. She is a member of the American Culinary Federation. Prior to joining Escoffier, Jen was a Pastry Chef Instructor at Erie Community College in Buffalo and Niagara Falls Culinary Institute in Niagara Falls, both in New York.

Her cottage bakery business, Fat Cat Sweets, specialized in wholesale and provided coffee shops and cafes with baked goods for their establishments. Fat Cat Sweets also catered to custom retail orders, as well as participated as a vendor at the Kenmore Farmer’s Market in Western New York.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • American Culinary Federation Member

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Pastry Chef Instructor - Erie Community College, Buffalo, NY
  • Pastry Chef Instructor - Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Niagara Falls, NY
  • Executive Pastry Chef/Owner - Fat Cat Sweets, Kenmore, NY
  • Baker - Dessert Deli Bakery, Williamsville, NY

Education

  • Bachelor of Education, Empire State College, Online
  • Associate Degree in Culinary Arts, Erie Community College, Williamsville, NY

Special Interests

Hiking/enjoying nature, birding, gardening, mixology, photography.

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