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Gale Gand - TRU, Chicago

Gale Gand, executive pastry chef and partner at TRU, a AAA Five Diamond restaurant in Chicago, was named pastry chef of the year by the James Beard Foundation and Bon Appétit magazine in 2001. Gale hosted Food Network’s long-running Sweet Dreams and has appeared on other shows including Iron Chef America, Baking with Julia and Top Chef Just Desserts. She is an accomplished cookbook author whose seven titles include Chocolate and Vanilla and Gale Gand’s Brunch! She also has her own root beer company producing Gale’s Root Beer. Gale attended culinary school at La Varenne in Paris. She is married to an environmentalist and has a 14-year-old son, Gio, and twin 6-year-old girls, Ella and Ruby.

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