Gale Gand

Gale Gand

Pastry Chef / Food Network Host


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Gale Gand

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
When she was in high school, she got into jewelry making; took every class possible, exhausted the school's metal-working classes.
Found more classes outside of school, negotiated getting extra credit for them; says that's the start of her being a "self-managed person."
Eventually went to art school to keep pursuing jewelry-making; began to hate it, but loved her after-school waitressing job.
One day, one of the chefs didn't show up, they threw Gale an apron and said, "You can cook; get in the kitchen."
She was panicked, but once she stepped into the kitchen, "it was like speaking a language you didn't know you knew...like a calling."
She quit art school, moved to France for a year; would go into restaurants and ask if she could watch from a corner, would help out with grunt work.
Friend asked if she could fill a pastry chef position, she didn't know pastry but said yes; says always say yes, even if you don't know how to do something.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Jewelry Arts
Rochester Institute of Technology

Career

Pastry Chef / Food Network Host

I create beautiful and delicious desserts and food and share them through my restaurants, cookbooks, and TV shows.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Food
Television
Being Creative