Chef Joshua Turek

Chef Instructor, Pastry Arts

josh turek
Location: Online Programs
Favorite Dish: Chocolate chip zucchini cake

"I enjoy sharing my passion with others who love food!"

Chef Joshua Turek

About

Certified Executive Pastry Chef® Joshua Turek worked as a Cake Decorator for Walt Disney World and in Research and Development for David’s Cookies & Annie’s Euro American Bakery. He was awarded ACF Tallahassee Pastry Chef of the Year in 2019. He’s currently the Tallahassee Chapter President for the American Culinary Federation.

Joshua designed healthy recipes and dishes that were implemented in Orange County Public Schools for the “Chefs Move to School Project” with the former White House Assistant Chef, Sam Kass.

He’s passionate about chocolate and cake decorating.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ServSafe® Manager
  • 2019 ACF Tallahassee Pastry Chef of the Year
  • Certified Executive Pastry Chef® (CEPC®)
  • American Culinary Federation - Tallahassee Chapter President

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Executive Pastry Chef - Aramark, Tallahassee, FL
  • Executive Pastry Chef - Sodexo, Tallahassee, FL
  • Baking & Pastry Instructor - Keiser University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Executive Pastry Chef - Annie's Euro American Bakery, Orlando, FL
  • Cake Decorator - Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL

Education

  • Associate Degree in Specialized Technology, Baking & Pastry, Le Cordon Bleu, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management with Focus on Pastry, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI

Special Interests

Video games, hiking, and traveling.

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