Press release: JULIUS MEINL NORTH AMERICA ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF ROCHELLE DUBRIDGE | The French Pastry School

Press release: JULIUS MEINL NORTH AMERICA ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF ROCHELLE DUBRIDGE

JULIUS MEINL NORTH AMERICA ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF ROCHELLE DUBRIDGE
Julius Meinl |
September 12, 2011

Julius Meinl North America is pleased to announce Rochelle DuBridge as our new Executive Pastry Chef. Upon completing the L’Art de la Patisserie program at the French Pastry School here in Chicago, Rochelle began her professional career as a Pastry Assistant at North Pond. With her “get it done” mentality, she successfully filled in for North Pond’s absent Pastry Chef for her first six months on the job. Her tenacity then led her to acclaimed Pastry Chef Mindy Segal’s team at Hot Chocolate. While there, Rochelle earned Chef Segal’s trust and respect, ultimately attaining the position of Pastry Sous Chef and managing the entire pastry team. This experience clearly prepared Rochelle for her next step as Pastry Chef at the renowned Vie Restaurant led by Chef Paul Virant. This Michelin Star-awarded restaurant garnered considerable exposure for Rochelle’s pastry work culminating in a nomination for StarChef’s Rising Star Pastry Chef Award (Chicago, 2011), the youngest nominee in the field. We are honored to have Chef Rochelle join our team at Meinl. read more