Chapter Chef of the Year 2019
Chefs toques off to you a sincere thank you for laying the groundwork for others to follow and in helping making us who we are today.
About Chef Jen Reeves CWPC
Jen’s first exposure to the food industry came while attending the Saginaw Career Complex during high school. She then enrolled in college at The Culinary Institute of America (the CIA) in Hyde Park, New York. During her time there, Jen completed an 18 week externship at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Boca Raton, Florida. Upon graduating from the CIA, Jen came back home to Michigan and landed a job at Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth. Over the past 12 years she has been overseeing the activities and operations of the Torte department. This includes supplying desserts for anywhere between 50 to 600 people for parties and special functions hosted by the restaurant. Jen began competing in her local American Culinary Federation (ACF) chapter’s Hot Food Competition with her husband in 2012. From there, she won Gold in the Professional Chef Pastry category four consecutive years from 2014-2017. In 2014, Jen earned her Certified Working Pastry Chef (CWPC) certification. She continues to use her imagination and skill set at Zehnder’s and at home.