Pastry Chef Courtney Goldian has brought artistry and enthusiasm to the Willard InterContiental’s pastry shop for the past three years. She creates her classic confections for Café du Parc, the hotel’s popular authentic French Bistro, and for the hotel’s high-style social events. Chef Goldian earned a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Political Science from James Madison University, when the sweet side of life beckoned. She soon enrolled in the Pastry Arts Program at L’Academie de Cuisine, graduating with honors. This career choice proved to be a fruitful one that has led to Chef Goldian’s experiences as Pastry Cook with the Ritz Carlton Tyson’s Corner; Assistant Pastry Chef at Chef Geoff's and later Executive Pastry Chef at Chef Geoff's Downtown.
Chef Goldian went on to become a Baker/Pastry Cook at the prestigious five star five diamond establishment restaurant, The Inn at Little Washington. She then spent just under two years doing research and development at Albert Uster Imports as Assistant Corporate Pastry Chef. She worked as Pastry Chef at 2941, a fine dining establishment in Falls Church Virginia, prior to joining the Willard InterContinental as Pastry Chef in 2008.
Chef Goldian served as Team Manager for the US team of the first ever Junior World Pastry Championship in Rimini, Italy in January 2011. This is her first time competing at the National Pastry Championship.
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