Executive Pastry Chef at A Legendary, Chef Ami Dand was elected into the Les Dames d’Escoffier International which is a worldwide society of women dedicated to creating a culture in the community that fosters excellence and promotes the achievement of women in culinary professions through educational and charitable activities. Chef Dand’s impressive background includes having served as Executive Pastry Chef for the Four Star, AAA Five Diamond St. Regis, Atlanta and also as Chef de Partie, at the Sea Island Company and The Lodge at Sea Island. She was the Pastry Cook at The Cloister, Sea Island, a Mobil Five Star property and has an extensive experience as a Chocolatier. Chef Ami also was chosen to appear on The Food Network’s hit show Sweet Genuis and is a well known expert understanding the art of pastry design. A graduate of the University of Georgia in 2003, Chef Dand’s expertise in pastry is vast. In addition to her remarkable talent for pastry preparation and presentation, notable strengths have enabled her to succeed in fast-paced, high volume environments while maintaining the utmost quality and attention to detail. http://www.legendaryevents.com/Catering/Team/Ami-Dand#sthash.6WwoYJjo.dpuf LDEI has grown to more than 1,400 members in 28 chapters, with the newest chapter being chartered in London, England in 2010. They remain dedicated in their support of women through scholarships, educational programs, externships and networking. For more information about the Les Dames d’Escoffier International organization, visit www.ldei.org
Tune in Thursday, January 17th at 10pm ET/PT to see Chef Ami Dand compete on Food Network’s Sweet Genius, as she battles it out for $10,000 and the title of Sweet Genius! Premiering Thursday, January 17th at 10pm “Samba Genius” With lasers as the inspiration, the chefs attempt to make excellent chocolate desserts from a mandatory blue ingredient and a yellow one. Then, for the candy test, Chef Ron has another entertaining and inspiring surprise that inspires the chefs to use a shockingly colorful tuber in their final dish. In the final round, get ready for a trip back in time, as the last two chefs receive a spicy snack and only 60 minutes to prove who deserves the $10,000 prize.