Giant trees, gingerbread add to dazzle of holidays

...at the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel in Menlo Park, Calif. The edible tree, on display in the lobby, was created by pastry chef Mellisa Root. The Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, N.C., is displaying a holiday tree made from 789 recycled...

People with autism find purpose, income and joy by starting their own small businesses

...wouldn't work out. Four years ago, the Southwest Autism Research and Research Center, or SAARC, connected Cottle with a pastry chef who mentored him. In August 2012, he got an order from a cafe operated by Phoenix-based SAARC. At that point...

National employment gap grows

...or because she wasn't certified in more areas.Guerra says she now gets by doing "odds and ends" jobs such as a pastry chef, bringing in $500 to $1,000 a month, but she says daily living can be challenging as she cares for her mother...

ASU spring film series starts next week

...That's just one of the many pleasures of The Secret in Their Eyes ... "FEB. 28: Kings of Pastry -- Sixteen French pastry chefs gathered in Lyon for three intense days of mixing, piping and sculpting everything from delicate chocolates to six-foot...

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Persistence helped teacher master art of chocolate

...make chocolates.Culinary schools in the U.S. and Canada turned her away because she didn't have experience as a pastry chef, so she traveled home to Belgium to learn the craft. In 2005, she opened La Bonbonniere, now located at 229 Furys...

Finding your inner chef

...Goodies (Nov. 15). A special class just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas. J.D. Wier, chef de cuisine and pastry chef at the Rooster's Beak, will create mouth-watering desserts for the holidays. Melissa Christensen from the White...

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Obama pastry chef the Crustmaster

...Yosses. He's the White House pastry chef. He makes desserts for a living...there's no contradiction to being the pastry chef for such an avowedly health-conscious...another cookbook, had been executive pastry chef at a series of top restaurants...

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Hands-on healing

...and build another stack. Mr. Kepner said he looks forward to being able to shower and cook, explaining he became a pastry chef after retiring from the Air Force. "I want to try these hands out. I want to put them to use," he said. "It will...

Seeing fingertips 'kind of cool'

...Mrs. Kepner said, and will allow him to do more things he could do in the past, such as cook. She said the former pastry chef looks forward to playing with their 13-year-old daughter, Jordan, a student at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet...

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Amputee is in line for double transplant

...a culinary degree, finally graduating in 1998. It's a skill he barely got to use before his illness. "I was a pastry chef," he said. "I'll be able to get back to baking." It's not being able to do the smallest things that frustrates...

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