Last week August 4, 2017, I was invited at the Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines to celebrate their 2nd year Anniversary. The celebration happened at their School located at 4th floor Metrohouse Bldg. 345 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. Makati City. The event started 6pm in the evening. Executive Pastry Chef Niklesh Sharma is one of the founders of Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines while Executive Chef Christian Heidenreich is the Director of Operations of the Academy. Both of them are present during the event.
Chef Christian is an industry veteran having been a Chef for 35 years. Completing his early training in Europe, he decided to move to the Asia Pacific Region where he worked in numerous international first class Hotels. During his time as Executive Chef he served many international Dignitaries, such as US President Bill Clinton, HRH Prince Charles and the late Princess Diane, and numerous other leaders and VIPS. In the later stage Chef Christian got involved in Hotel Management. For the last 5 years Chef Christian was working in China lately as General Manager, Chef Christian has been involved in many Hotel Openings and therefore has a strong sense of hands on work, organization and has a keen eye for details while Executive Pastry Chef Niklesh Sharma is the founder of the Academy of Pastry Arts Group and manages the operations of school in Malaysia, India and Philippines. With a Bachelors degree in HoteL Management, Chef Niklesh started his career in the field of Pastry and Bakery. With more than 20 years work experience in hotels, he is an award winning Pastry Chef with great record of Opening Hotels, Renovations and upgrading's of Pastry Kitchens. He has worked in many luxury hotels and resorts, the last being Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel. He is a meticulous planner, with a strong hands-on approach in pre-openings and managing of big Operations, Distributions and Events.
Newly graduate chefs with the Executive Pastry Chefs and Resident Chefs
From left to right: Executive Pastry Chef Niklesh Sharma, Executive Pastry Chef Tan Wei Loon and Resident Pastry Chef Baptiste Jolivet, Pastry Chef Janelle Joy Toh, Pastry Chef Regulo Montes Jr., Pastry Chef Angelica Hong, hosts of the event (wearing black & blue) and lastly, Executive Chef Christian Heidenreich
Selfie with Executive Chef Christian Heidenreich and my sister Gerilen
Executive Pastry Chef Tan Wei Loon making Sugar Art Display
Yummy delicious food was meticulously prepared by the Executive Pastry Chefs and their students including savory pasta, freshly baked breads, cakes, intermediate chocolates, pralines and ice cream! I really love cakes and all the cakes they prepared are sooooo delicious!
Table full of cakes, intermediate chocolates & pralines and Amazing Sugar Art work display at the center
Freshly Baked Breads
Intermediate Chocolates and Pralines
Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines is a premier educational institution, where students train under the mentorship of world-renowned master chefs. It was established by France's legendary pastry master chef Jean-Francois Arnaud, who is a recipient of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) 2000, a title tantamount to the rank of the best craftsman of France. Its three other branches are located in Malaysia and India.
This Academy is an International Pastry School offering world class programs! They are committed to bring a strong foundation for aspiring pastry chefs to help them and guide them to achieve excellence in the world of pastry, chocolatier, desserts and bakery. So, if you're dreaming of becoming a Pastry Chef someday, enroll now and get your World Class Diploma at Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines!
For more information, visit their website:
Address: 4/F Metrohouse Bldg. 345 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave. Makati, Metro Manila
Telephone no.: (02) 8942395
Cellphone no.: 09172039089/09477558979