Bravo's "Top Chef Just Desserts" Winner to Headline Dallas Cooking Demos
DALLAS-Chris Hanmer, a rising star in the pastry industry and winner of Bravo's "Top Chef Just Desserts," will present a cooking demonstration on Saturday, Jan. 18 at Noon on The Culinary Stage during the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, Jan. 15-21, 2014, and held in conjunction with the Total Home & Gift Market.
Having started his career by peeling potatoes at a country club at the age of 15, Chris Hanmer has since won a gold medal as the youngest-ever American chef to win a World Pastry Team Championship, as well as the 2011 season of Bravo's "Top Chef Just Desserts." In 2006, he became the executive pastry chef for the Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas, and in 2010 opened The School of Pastry Design in Las Vegas. Most recently, he opened CH Patisserie, a pastry shop in Sioux Falls, S.D. His sugar sculptures and chocolate showpieces have been featured in global food magazines and appeared on the Food Network.
First launched in January, Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market features an array of exhibitors, special events, seminars and cooking and product demonstrations. Hanmer's appearance will be the centerpiece of a full schedule of demonstrations and events on The Culinary Stage.