CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Kendall College, Chicago, IL
Chef Jenny Lewis, a fifth generation Chicagoan, has enjoyed food, and especially sweets, her entire life. Her passion for food has become 20+ years of work in various areas of the hospitality industry: preparing food (sweet and savory), serving guests and currently teaching the next generations of cooks and hospitality professionals. Classes taught include chocolate, confection, bread, savories, and pastries.
Chef Lewis is a Certified Culinary Educator (CEC) by the American Culinary Federation, as well as a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) by the American Hotel & Lodging Association. In addition, Chef Lewis is a writer and author, having wrote the book, “Midwest Sweet Baking History: Delectable Classics around Lake Michigan” published by Arcadia Publishing (https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/products/9781609493448) and contributed articles to “The Chicago Food Encyclopedia”. On weekends, she can be found conducting candy tours with a taste of history in Chicago with Chicago Candy Tours.
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