Please don't think of that embarrassing TV show when you think of NJ. We do have some beautiful beaches and great people!
I have lived here my whole life. I graduated from culinary school in 1988. I have been a pastry chef for over 20 years now. Since Hurricane Sandy devastated many of our restaurants, we are all struggling to rebuild and get back to work. I am lucky enough to have been employed by the same company for 22 years. I started as a pantry person and worked my way up to corporate pastry chef. I am now baking (by myself), for 4 of our restaurants. This is a brand new endeavor and I will be obviously be hiring help, when the summer months approach.
I'm glad to have found this site. There is some great info here and I look forward to learning and sharing ideas with you all!
I love being a pastry chef, but my "true" passion is gardening. I grow heirloom tomatoes and many other things. Too bad the busy baking season coincides with the busy gardening season!
Peace to all~