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FVTC Culinary Instructor Vying for Pastry Prominence

Fox Valley Technical College Culinary Arts Instructor Julia Julian, CECP, has earned a shot at winning national pastry chef of the year on behalf of the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

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WBA member and Culinary Instructor at Fox Valley Technical College, Chef Julia Julian, CEPC, was awarded the 2017 ACF Central Region’s Pasty Chef of the Year


The Portage, Wisconsin native emerged as ACF Pastry Chef of the Year from its Central Region competitions held at Joliet Junior College in Illinois. Julian will bring her skills to the national ACF Cook. Craft. Create. convention and show in Orlando on July 9 against four other regional pastry winners from around the United States.

Julian is the second FVTC representative in three years to earn the distinct opportunity to demonstrate her baking skills at the ACF convention. FVTC alumna Laura Johnson-Lachowecki, CC, won top national pastry chef honors in 2015.

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Chef Julia’s winning entry at the regional competition: Tropical Fruit Salad and a Passion  Fruit Papaya Fluid Gel (left side of plate), Coconut Tuile, Coconut Creme Fraiche Ice Cream (center), and Mango Tart with Toasted Passion Fruit Meringue and  


The ACF Pastry Chef of the Year Award recognizes a pastry chef who has displayed a passion for the craft, has an accomplished reputation in the pastry field, and has helped educate others by sharing skills and knowledge.

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