Joseph Utera

Faculty Bio: Joseph Utera

Baking and Pastry Arts
Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
Certification Credentials: CMB, CEPC

MEd, BS, Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT. AOS, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI. Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL.

Professional Experience:
Pastry Chef-Instructor, Orlando Culinary Academy, Orlando; Southeast Academy, Kissimmee, FL. Adjunct Professor, Valencia Community College, Orlando. President/Pastry Chef, Desserts by Design, Inc., Orlando. Executive Pastry Chef, Hyatt Regency Westshore, Tampa, FL. Pastry Chef, Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, TX.

Best of Show, Sugar Display, Société Culinaire Philanthropique Salon of Culinary Art, 2013, 2012, 2011. First Prize, Best of Show (Sugar), Salon of Culinary Art, NYC, 2011. First Prize, Salon of Culinary Art, NYC, 2010. Marc Sarrazin Trophy (CIA Team), Salon of Culinary Art, 2007. 32 medals in ACF competitions. President’s Honor List, Valencia Community College, Orlando, 2001–2006. Member: ACF. Certification Chair, Orlando Culinary Academy, 2005–2006. Competition Chair, Orlando Culinary Academy, 2004–2006. Coach, Culinary Competition Team, Orlando Culinary Academy, 2005–2006; Valencia Community College, 2002–2004.

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