Pastry Chef Instructor
“Like music, cooking cultivates your soul,” says Chef Christopher Ciresi, who is not only an accomplished chef but also a classically trained cellist. As the pastry chef at Manhattan’s legendary Plaza Hotel, Chef Christopher created stunningly inventive showpiece work that wowed guests from all over the world. At the school, he demonstrates a soulful appreciation and understanding of his craft, and his students are constantly inspired by his boundless energy and global influences. Chef Christopher joined The International Culinary Center in 2000.