Bravo's "Top Chef Just Desserts" Winner to Headline Dallas Cooking Demos
October 28, 2013,
DALLAS-Chris Hanmer, a rising star in the pastry industry and winner of Bravo's "Top Chef Just Desserts," will present a cooking demonstration on Saturday, Jan. 18 at Noon on The Culinary Stage during the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, Jan. 15-21, 2014, and held in conjunction with the Total Home & Gift Market.
Having started his career by peeling potatoes at a country club at the age of 15, Chris Hanmer has since won a gold medal as the youngest-ever American chef to win a World Pastry Team Championship, as well as the 2011 season of Bravo's "Top Chef Just Desserts." In 2006, he became the executive pastry chef for the Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas, and in 2010 opened The School of Pastry Design in Las Vegas. Most recently, he opened CH Patisserie, a pastry shop in Sioux Falls, S.D. His sugar sculptures and chocolate showpieces have been featured in global food magazines and appeared on the Food Network.