The French Pastry School

Westmoreland Country Club

The American Club Resort

Club Med

Shirleanne Ackerman Gahan | Portland, OR | August 2012

Before I began my studies [in Art History and Business Administration], I worked as a pastry and bread baker at a local artisan bakery….I have spent many long days and nights devoting myself to the delicate art of cakes, tortes, tarts, and baguettes. I have seen pictures and read articles featuring [Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer’s] work, including the documentary Kings of Pastry. I will forever be in awe of [his] perfect handling of chocolate (which I cannot seem to make beautiful, but I suppose every baker has their strengths and weaknesses).


Ooh LaLa French Bakery

Standard Market

The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples

Wolfgang Puck Catering at the MCA

Steven Becker Fine Dining


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