Thursday, August 4, 2011

Meet the Pastry Chefs - Sally Camacho

HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, CA
RESIDES: Los Angeles, CA
PROFESSION: Pastry Chef of WP24 a Wolfgang Puck Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles
CULINARY EDUCATION: A.O.S Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Program, California Culinary Academy
FAVORITE SIMPLE FALL DESSERT RECIPE: Pecan and Cashew Pie, Pumpkin Ice Cream

Currently the Pastry Chef for WP24 at the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles, Sally has worked in some of the finest kitchens across the country including The Four Seasons, The Wynn Resort, and the James Beard Award-winning restaurant Bradley Ogden. In 2007, she was part of the first all female pastry team to compete in the National Pastry Team Championship. The team won silver and Best Sportsmanship. In 2008, she represented the United States in the Culinary Olympics in Germany where the US Pastry Team received gold medals in hot and cold foods. In April 2011, she won the Valrhona C3 Competition in France, and will represent the Americas in Madrid in January 2012. Ice cream is her favorite dessert to make, and the five ingredients she keeps on hand at all times are palm sugar, black forbidden rice, agar, 100% chocolate and pandan leaves.

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