Legendary Pastry Chef Schorner Celebrates 75th Birthday


On June 19, 2012, Dieter Schorner, a leader in the pastry field for decades, celebrates his 75th birthday. His colleagues in the Baking and Pastry Arts Department at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) presented him with a surprise birthday cake on June 18. Schorner, a professor at the not-for-profit culinary college, has served on the CIA faculty since 1999. He was one of the opening chefs for the Apple Pie Bakery Cafe on the Hyde Park, NY campus in 2000 and currently teaches Basic and Classical Cakes.

Pastry Art & Design magazine inducted Chef Schorner into its Hall of Fame in 2008. He was owner of Patisserie-Cafe Didier in Washington, DC until selling it in 1998, and the restaurant was named the third best in America byConde Nast Traveler in 1994. Chef Schorner was previously executive pastry chef for Warner LeRoy at Potomac Restaurant in Washington and Tavern on the Green in New York. He was also pastry chef at such distinguished locations as Le Cirque, Le Chantilly, La Ci´te Basque and L’Etoile in New York; the Savoy Hotel in London; and Cafehaus Konig in Baden-Baden, Germany.

Posted by Ann Chen