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Alych Padro

Culinary Specialist, CREA

Name:
Alych Padro

Title:
Culinary Specialist

Education:
Culinary Science Bachelors

Certifications:
RCA member, IFT member, HACCP trained, Science & Cooking Chemistry Certificate (HarvardX), Servsafe Food Management, Servsafe Allergens

Past Experience:
EFCO (NY): Food Technologist, working with hydrocolloids to create shelf-stable wet and dry mixes
Bocuse Restaurant (NY): Pastry cook, executing high-end fine dining desserts at a fast-paced environment
Fairway Market (NY): Food Safety intern, worked towards FDA certification.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Caribbean/South America): Intern-Line Cook, working in more than 13 restaurants in a 2.5k room hotel, assisted Chef Maria Marte **, and worked on menu development of various concepts
Lolo’s (PR): Line cook, high-end fast-casual experience
Orujo Taller de Gastronomía (PR): Line Cook, high-end fine dining, experience working with 25-course tastings in a 40-seater restaurant
World Central Kitchen (PR): Volunteer, fabricated up to 3 million meals for the affected after Hurricane Maria

Home Country:
Puerto Rico

Favorite Cuisine:
Caribbean

Kitchen Advice:
Treat women with respect in the kitchen

What’s Your Favorite City For Eating?
Medellín, Colombia

What’s Always In Your Refrigerator?
Spam

What’s Your Favorite White Wine? Favorite Red?
Winter Riesling, Pinot Noir

What Would Be Your Last Meal?
Plantain lasagna (pastelón)

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