Roger Holden CEPC/CCE

Roger Holden

Formerly of:  La Patisserie, Ann Arbor, MI. Ritz-Carlton Chicago, IL

Training: C.I.A., Hyde Park, NY, French Pastry School, Chicago

Inspiration: Sebastian Cannone, Jacquy Pfeiffer, Ewald Notter, they are fantastic chefs, mentors and friends

Favorite dessert of your own creation: Chocolate Grand Manier Terrine with macerated raspberries and honey wheat tuile

Favorite tool: My Matfer offset icing spatula, it’s an extension of my hand

Favorite ingredients: Chocolate and fresh fruits

The ultimate pastry job: I already have it. Being able to influence young pastry chefs.

Hobbies: Riding my Harley, hunting and woodworking

If you weren’t a Pastry Chef, what would you be? A carpenter or mechanic

Awards

ACF Contemporary Plated Desert Gold

National Pastry Championship Team Captain

ACF Contemporary Plated Desert Bronze Medal

ACF Sugar Showpiece Bronze Medal

Competition for Regional Pastry Chef of the Year, New Orleans

Michigan's 1st Ever Pastry Chef of the Year