Find your cullinary voice

Kathryn Gordon

ICE Pastry Arts Chef Instructor Kathryn GordonCo-Chair, Center for Advanced Pastry Studies (CAPS), Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor

Kathryn Gordon received her bachelors from Vassar, later attending New York University’s Stern School of Business for her graduate degree. She began her career as a Wall Street consultant before switching to food. After deciding to change professions, Gordon earned an honors certification from L'Academie de Cuisine and worked at leading restaurants such as The Rainbow Room, Windows on the World, Le Cirque and Le Bernadin.

Gordon was an assistant producer and co-host of the live Carymax World and National Pastry Championships for twelve years. She joined ICE in fall 2003, transforming her knowledge and experience into a passionate career in education. Her first cookbook, Les Petits Macarons, Colorful French Confections to Make at Home (Running Press) was released in 2011, and described by the Wall Street Journal as the most “comprehensive and inspiring” book on any macarons in any language. Her second cookbook, Les Petits Sweets, Two-Bite Desserts from the French Patisserie is being released by Running Press in 2016. 

Chef Gordon and colleague Jeff Yoskowitz oversee Food Start Up Help, a consultancy for new business development. Kathryn is also the co-chair for ICE's Center for Advanced Pastry Studies (CAPS) program. For Gordon, the term "culinary voice" means, “thinking about the food you're serving from the ingredient level up — what the ingredients are, where they came from and how they were grown, and how they go together in delicious and perhaps surprising manners.”

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Classes, recipes and books from Chef Kathryn:

Winter Wonderland with Pastry Chef Kathryn Gordon
Les Petits Macarons

Recipe: Apple Pecan Waffles

Advanced Sugar Workshop with Ewald Notter

Classes with Chef Kathryn