Chad Pagano is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Chad Pagano

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts


After serving as a scout and sniper in the United States Army's 10th Mountain division, Pagano attended culinary school in New York City. After graduation, he worked his way through the city's fine dining and hotel industry, working for such celebrated chefs as Larry Forgione and Jonathan Waxman.

Pagano eventually became the Executive Pastry Chef at Great Performances, New York City's premier off-premises caterer, where he created desserts for Mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg, among other high profile clients. Among his other accomplishments, Chef Pagano captained a team in the National Team Pastry Championships and has appeared on numerous media outlets including NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, the CBS Morning Show and Food Network's Throwdown With Bobby Flay.

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