Last week at the New York Chocolate Show DessertBuzz caught up with Top Chef: Just Desserts contestant and pasty chef Eric Wolitzsky for a follow-up interview. He was in the main kitchen theater about to make a chocolate gingerbread bundt cake for a standing-room-only crowd.
DessertBuzz: The last time we spoke I never even asked you how you became a pastry chef.
Eric Wolitzky: I was actually in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and after that, after I escaped, I decided, I had to embrace what was in my heart so I enrolled in the French Culinary Institute. That’s basically, how I became a baker. (more…)