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.
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