Chef Stephanie Herrington, a native Austinite, has been in the Hospitality/Culinary field for over 30yrs. After completing her culinary arts degree at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, she moved to South Florida/Miami for 12 years to work in large high end hotels. While there, she was Assistant Pastry Chef for Sheraton Bal Harbor, a 850 room hotel. After leaving the Sheraton Chef Herrington became Pastry Chef for Turnberry Isle Yacht & Hotel, a 4 star 5 diamond hotel.
Her career has also taken her to many different types of operations, from a fly-in fishing lodge in Alaska to restaurants & catering operations in New York, California, and Texas. After working many years in industry Chef Herrington worked for Albert Uster Imports as a specialty food sales consultant covering half the state of Texas for 8 years. Currently, Chef Herrington is the Culinary Arts Department Chair and teaching a variety of Pastry Arts classes.
"Students should never think that once they get through culinary school that the learning stops. Always keep learning and staying current on food trends. It's always changing!"