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Sep 09, 2015
For Immediate Release
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center Welcomes Oetker as Pastry Chef
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center recently hired Christopher Oetker as pastry chef.
Originally from Grundy Center, Iowa, Oetker attended Kirkwood Community College from 2001 to 2003. He went on to graduate from The French Pastry School in Chicago in 2004.
Prior to joining The Hotel, Oetker made cakes out of his home and was the owner and operator of Christopher Ryan Confections at...
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