Guest Master Pastry Chef
As Chef-Owner of one of the country’s finest couture cake studios, Ron Ben-Israel and his creations have been featured in countless books, television shows, films and publications. Ron was named the Best Baker by Vogue Magazine and was also declared Martha Stewart’s favorite cake maker. His work appears at many of New York’s premier hotels and is delivered to destinations across the U.S. and abroad. In 2011 Ron became host and judge of the Food Network’s hit show Sweet Genius, which after three seasons was syndicated around the world, and he is a judge on Food Network’s show Cake Wars, debuting summer 2015. Ron is the only Guest Master Pastry Chef at the renowned International Culinary Center in NYC and also travels across the U.S. and internationally to teach and lecture. He is a proud member of City Harvest’s Food Council and Advisory Board as well as a supporter of Lambda Legal Defense. He shares his passion, techniques, and secrets with ICC’s New York students through exclusive courses and demos. Chef Ron joined the International Culinary Center in 1999.