Ellen Sternau

Post-Secondary Education

Culinary Institute of America
Assoc Occupational Studies
Culinary Arts

Culinary Institute of America
College Certificate
Baking and Pastry

New York University
Bachelor of Science
Hotel, Restaurants and Food Mgmt

Teaching Experience

2016 - Present        Culinary Arts Associate Professor - Austin Communtiy College, Austin, TX

                                Courses taught - Fundamentals of Baking, Chocolates and Confections, Bakery Operations,                                                    Breads & Rolls, Wedding Cakes, Basic Food Production, Sanitation, Practicum                       

2010-2014               Pastry Arts instructor - Center for Kosher Culinary Arts (CKCA), Brooklyn, NY 

                                Courses taught - wedding & specialty cakes, molded chocolate & truffles, laminated dough, cookies&                                  macarons, Summer Kids Camp - 2 week intoductory cooking/baking course for kids 8-12 years 

2004-2009               Pastry Chef Instructor - The Art Institute of NYC Culinary Arts, New York, NY

                                Courses taught - All courses - basic through advanced Skills - certification in Pastry Arts

2001-2014               Private Classes  -   In home private classes  

                                Taught private for both individual and group classes for various pastry related techniques

2000 -20010            Owner/ Executive Pastry Chef - How Sweet It Is, New York, NY                                

                                Co-owner of Upscale Custom Bakery - retail/ wholesale operation, trained all employees, designed all

                                custom cakes/pastries, consulted with all clients, ordered all products for production.                                                            

Wedding cake competition for Societe Culinaire Philanthropique - Gold Medal Winner

Professional Publications

Commercial Shoots

Hershey Corporation - Voorhies Studio Productions - Food Stylist for Hershey Candy Bar Recreation for commercial shoots

Television Appearances

Martha Stewart, My Fair Wedding, A Wedding Story


People magazine - John Mayor's 30th Birthday Cake, Nature Methods - Cover , Country Living - Cover, Daily Candy - Best New Bakery 2008, Green & Black Baking Book, Runners World Cookbook, Alan Battman - Great Gathering of Chef - Published Recipes in 4 Cookbooks


Published: January 17, 2024