NAME: Derek Corsino
CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
Pastry Chef & Educator Derek Corsino has been a chef, creator, and foodie loving traveler for over twenty years. As a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Derek has achieved delectable successes most pastry chefs have yet to perfect the recipes for. As a four-time Food Network competitor, he has baked himself a place in the national spotlight. Formerly, Derek put the icing on the cake in his niche business venture as a master cake designer, elevating the meaning of specialty cakes in the Hudson Valley, New York.
For the past eight years Derek has pursued his passion as an educator, working in higher education with Stratford University, Santa Rosa Junior College, Napa Valley College, and his alma mater The Culinary Institute of America, in addition to his most recent position at Healdsburg High School in Northern California (Healdsburg High School (schoolloop.com). From baking and pastry and the culinary arts, to hospitality management, business and finance, Chef Derek Corsino’s knowledge spans a wide range of academic curriculum and expertise.