Clement Design® Featured Chef

October 2019 Featured Chef: Chong Ko Wai

October 2019 Featured Chef: Chong Ko Wai

My name is Chong Ko Wai, I'm 34 years old this year and I've been in the pastry industry for about 15 years now. Back during high school I wouldn't consider myself the 'brightest student' and I wasn't the type of person who necessarily wanted to excel academically. Without surprise, my high school career resulted in terrible grades. Not having much of a choice, my parents decided to send me to baking school.  My parents sent me to baking school because they wanted me to have a skill set that would allow me to take care of myself financially. They...

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September 2019 Featured Chef: Aubrey Niccoli

September 2019 Featured Chef: Aubrey Niccoli

As a young girl, I loved being in the kitchen. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle), we would go crabbing during the summers and spend weekends at Pike place market. These experiences instilled an appreciation and love of fresh seafood and produce. I learned the art of catching, cleaning and cooking - sea-to-table was very real. Driven by passion, I graduated from the Culinary Arts Institute at UVU. I loved every second absorbing everything I could in school. That's when I cultivated my skills and developed an excitement for Italian cuisine. This excitement took me to Italy where I studied and learned the art of homemade pasta, pizza, and sauces. While pairing my...

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August 2019 Featured Chef: Etienne Le Bastard

August 2019 Featured Chef: Etienne Le Bastard

Growing up in Brittany, France Etienne discovered a love for food and a passion for the pastry arts from a very young age. He loved working with his hands and creating edible delicacies. Inspiration for food grew with his parents providing delicious organic fruits and vegetables throughout his early childhood. When he was younger, Etienne used to watch Joël Robuchon’s TV show “Bon Appétit Bien Sûr” which only grew his passion even more. All of these experiences culminated together and drove Etienne to pursue his career in the world of food. When he was just seven years old Etienne told...

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July 2019 Featured Chef: Ksenia Penkina

July 2019 Featured Chef: Ksenia Penkina

  Clement Design® is known around the globe in the chef industry. We not only take pride in providing premium quality chef jackets, but also in the chefs who wear our amazing brand. From outfitting executive & pastry chefs to high-end restaurants, resorts & clubs nationwide, we love to see and share success stories from our Clement Design USA chefs and businesses. You've surely seen mirror-glaze cakes by now. These edible cakes are pieces of art in themselves. The super glossy, bright colors blend together to create a final product that looks almost too beautiful to eat. Although the style made it's appearance...

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June 2019 Featured Chef: Vincent Catala

June 2019 Featured Chef: Vincent  Catala

  Clement Design® is known around the globe in the chef industry. We not only take pride in providing premium quality chef jackets, but also in the chefs who wear our amazing brand. From outfitting executive & pastry chefs to high-end restaurants, resorts & clubs nationwide, we love to see and share success stories from our Clement Design USA chefs and businesses. Vincent Catala is a French chef from the South of France, with 20 years’ experience in France and abroad. He is both a kitchen and a pastry chef. He excels with balance in these two universes. To achieve...

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