Identità London: The International Chef Congress

Identità London: The International Chef Congress

London second edition 7 - 8 June 2010

London second edition 7 - 8 June 2010
Identità London: The International Chef Congress

Congress

Program

MONDAY 7th JUNE

  • 10.00 JASON ATHERTON
  • 10.40 GENNARO ESPOSITO
  • 11.20 ASHLEY PALMER-WATTS
  • 12.00 HEINZ BECK
  • 12.40 break
  • 15.00 MASSIMO BOTTURA
  • 15.40 DANIEL PATTERSON
  • 16.20 NIKO ROMITO
  • 17.00 SAT BAINS

TUESDAY 8th JUNE

  • 10.00 ANDREA BERTON
  • 10.40 ALVIN LEUNG
  • 11.20 DAVIDE SCABIN
  • 12.00 DAVID CHANG
  • 12.40 break
  • 14.30 ALEXANDRE GAUTHIER
  • 15.10 WYLIE DUFRESNE & ALEX STUPAK
  • 16.10 ENRICO & ROBERTO CEREA
Caterer Search Chef di Cucina Magazine Newsfood London second edition 7 - 8 June 2010
Alex Stupak

wd~50

50 Clinton Street
10002 New York - USA
Telephone: +212.477.2900

Web:
wd-50.com

ALEX STUPAK

Alex’s age did not prevent him from beginning his career ‘too young for service.’ At the age of only twelve, he was so passionate about working as a chef that he convinced the restaurants owner he was of legal age to get a job as prep cook.

From there he took full advantage of his high school’s unique Culinary Arts program, joined the VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) and let his competitive spirit take hold, partaking in culinary competitions locally eventually leading him to competing at the national level by only his senior year.  

He swept the competition and won a full scholarship to the Culinary Institute of America, securing a culinary degree and an externship at Boston’s prestigious Clio Restaurant.  Here Alex had his first opportunity to work the pastry station, part of a mandatory rotation for all cooks, and to his surprise enjoyed the work, although at the time he did not anticipate making it his future career.

Fascinated by innovation and technique and seeking an environment that supported his vision, Alex became the restaurant’s first pastry chef. Boston Magazine awarded him the title of “Best Pastry Chef” in 2003, and in the following year, Food & Wine Magazine hailed him as “a visionary”.

Since then he has worked as pastry chef in other highly prestigious restaurants such as Alinea and wd~50, won Iron Chef 2008 and been broadcasted on The Today Show, Colameco's Food Show on PBS, and The Discovery Channel. Pastry Art & Design named Alex “One of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America” in October of 2008, and shortly thereafter, Vogue’s food critic, Jeffrey Steingarten, deemed him “an unstoppable font of new ideas.”

London second edition 7 - 8 June 2010
Identità London: The International Chef Congress