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About The Professor Chef

 Welcome to The Professor Chef website. TPC, like every creation began with a simple idea. As a 40 year veteran baker, pastry chef, and college level Chef Instructor, I have gotten a lot of requests for cooking instruction. I have been told by many students that I am a patient teacher and explain things in a way that complex concepts are easy to understand. When learning something new it is important to learn how to do the task but it is equally important to understand why things happen. When you understand the why, creative freedom is unlocked.

I set out to make a series of thorough but straightforward instructional videos to assist high school baking instructors teach to a level of proficiency required for students to succeed  in the college level course they would be entering. Each segment demonstrates and explains a specific introductory level technique. Each is delivered as I would in the college classroom.

As things go, the simple idea became much more complex. Soon, not only were we making videos we were trying to figure out how to deliver the content. Out of that need, the Professor Chef website was born. Having a website complicates matters immensely. Now not only do I have to concentrate on making high quality instructional videos, but keep creating other interesting content. On April 6, 2022 I posted my first blog. My advisor tells me I have to make short videos and upload them to Instagram. Additionally there is the requirement  of responding to likes and comments. I am wondering when I will have time to cook and travel so I can share the experiences with you . . .  

Paul Vida​

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From our community to yours, we started out as a family and we hope to bring a little bit of our family to your dinner table. We've handcrafted our recipe to success and believe in the we can do it together mentality.