The Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Institute (HCTI) at Frederick Community College (FCC) will welcome 2-Star Michelin French Chef Gérard Pangaud to its adjunct faculty for Fall 2023.
Chef Pangaud is the youngest 2-star Michelin chef ever and the first in America. He has created and operated top-rated restaurants in Paris, New York City, and Washington DC, earning a steady stream of prestigious and highly sought-after awards.
Chef Pangaud graduated from Ecole Hôtelière of Paris and subsequently from Cornell University, earning a degree in hotel and restaurant management. He honed his art and skill in cooking at some of the best hotels and restaurants in Europe, including La Bonne Auberge and Troisgros, both 3-star Michelin restaurants.
Within the first year of opening his first restaurant in Paris, Rue Montmartre, Chef Pangaud and the restaurant were awarded one Michelin star. In 1980, he moved his restaurant, renamed Gérard Pangaud, to Boulogne. Within a few months, he received two Michelin stars. At 27 years old he was the youngest chef ever to be awarded two Michelin stars.
“We are thrilled to have Gérard Pangaud, a world-class chef who reached the pinnacle of our industry, with his depth of knowledge and experience, working with our students and advising our program,” said HCTI Manager Elizabeth DeRose.
Chef Pangaud is best known in the Washington, DC area for his innovative, yet elegant French cuisine, first at the Ritz-Carlton, then in his own restaurant, Gérard's Place. Acclaimed since its opening in 1993, Gérard's Place was consistently one of the highest rated restaurants in the country. He also served as the director of the culinary program at L'Academie de Cuisine, and subsequently as the corporate chef for Marriott International and Ritz-Carlton at Marriott HQ.
Chef Pangaud’s role at FCC began in 2022 as a guest chef. He performed instructional cooking and baking demonstrations for FCC students and volunteered to help raise scholarship money by working with students to host wine dinners.
Chef Pangaud lives in Frederick, Maryland. When he’s not cooking, entertaining, or teaching, he spends his free time painting, traveling, playing golf, and doing whatever he can to stay healthy and fit.
His awards include: 2 Michelin stars; 4 stars by the NY times, Washington Post, and Washingtonian Magazine; he is a Maître Cuisiner de France, a Certified Master Chef by the American Culinary Federation, and a James Beard Award Winner.
For more information on opportunities available through the FCC Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Institute, visit www.frederick.edu/hcti