Class Held on 3/28/2017
11:15 am - 2:15 pm
6101 15th Avenue Brooklyn NY 11219
Admission fee: $124, includes $25 BakeDeco Gift Card
Learn the Art of Chocolate Decorating! Enhance your pastries, cakes and desserts with chocolate garnishes, chocolate painting, and innovative chocolate design.Anthony's Bio:
Confection artist and pastry chef Anthony Smith grew up in Trinidad-Tobago, where he lived next door to a bakery. He would sneak in for "play dough" - until one day the baker put him to work! From that very young age, he discovered his passion for pastry. As a high school student, he studied cake decorating and received a certificate from the University of West Indies.
When Anthony's family migrated to the United States, he enrolled in the Hospitality Management program at NYC College of Technology (City Tech), City University of New York (CUNY). For four years, he studied the classical culinary brigade and advanced pastry arts, with an emphasis on confectionery arts and cake decoration.
Since his first competition at the Annual Salon of Culinary Arts, held by the Société Culinaire Philanthropique, Anthony competed almost every year, earning over a dozen awards and accolades.
Through the school's International Student Work-Study Program, Anthony apprenticed for three months at the Hotel de France in the Gascogne region, in Auch. There, he worked as a kitchen apprentice to the world reknowned chef-hotel owner André Daguin, famous for his foie gras and other Gascon specialties. It was an amazing opportunity, and Smith insists this experience got him the job he still holds today.
After graduating from City Tech with a Bachelor's degree, Anthony continued to offer "angel" assistance to students, and mentored them during competitions.
Today he is known as 'Professor Smith', teaching Baking, Pastry, Confectionery Arts and Chocolate at his alma mater, City Tech, and Kingsborough Community College, CUNY. Visit Anthony's website at www.anthonycsmith.com.