Cordon d' Or - Gold Ribbon
is pleased to present the Bios and Photographs of the Winners in the
Annual International CookBooks and 'Culinary Arts' Awards - 2007
Culinary Academy Award
CHEF OF THE YEAR
Chef Lars Kronmark came to America from Denmark. He graduated from the Restaurant and Apprenticeship School in Copenhagen, and completed his training in Geneva Switzerland
Chef Kronmark is a chef-instructor at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. As part of the start-up “Dream Team,” Chef Kronmark was hand picked from the finest culinary educators in the United States to open CIA Greystone in August, 1995. Before joining the CIA Greystone faculty, he spent fourteen years as a senior chef–instructor at The California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. He has been instrumental in shaping the development of the curriculum that has made CIA Greystone a highly respected professional culinary program. As part of his extensive involvement in international programs, Lars has traveled to Mexico with Rick Bayless, as well as to Italy and Spain as part of a partnership with the International Olive Oil Council. Chef Kronmark helped to launch the China Educational Project in 2001, in which he spent significant time in Shanghai and Beijing teaching Chinese hotel and restaurant chefs the art of contemporary American cuisine. Chef Kronmark also worked in South Australia wine regions, and the main culinary trade school of Adelaide. Chef Kronmark teaches wine introduction, and food and wine paring for chefs. His involvement at the Napa Valley Wine auction in the past 14 years has established him in the Napa Valley’s culinary world where Chef Kronmark lives with his family, and grows and makes wine from his own vineyard.