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Welcoming Chef Derek Poirier: A New Flavorful Adventure at Conexión

Welcoming Chef Derek Poirier: A New Flavorful Adventure at Conexión

In the world of culinary delights, there are those whose names spark excitement and anticipation, and Chef Derek Poirier is undoubtedly one of them. With a journey steeped in dedication and a passion for the craft, Chef Derek brings a wealth of experience and innovation to Conexión. We are incredibly excited to be adding him to our team and we can’t wait to see all of the exciting opportunities for both our company and our customers that unfold.

Chef Derek Poirier’s Origins

With roots in the vibrant culinary scenes of the USA and Canada, Chef Derek Poirier sharpened his skills in top-tier hotels and renowned restaurants. His culinary prowess shone on the global stage, representing both the USA and Canada in prestigious pastry competitions like the Culinary Olympics and the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie. Notably, being recognized as one of Dessert Professionals' Top 10 Pastry Chefs in 2014 affirmed his status as a luminary in the field. For an impressive 17 years, Chef Derek served as Valrhona's corporate pastry chef for North America, sharing his expertise through master classes across continents. Adding to his culinary repertoire, Chef Derek co-hosts the culinary podcast, @untemperedpodcast, where he spreads knowledge on all things chocolate.

Excellence and innovation

With Chef Derek's arrival at Conexión, we're embarking on an exciting culinary journey together. As our first executive chef, he adds a fresh perspective to our team, enriching our offerings and enhancing the experience for our customers. His wealth of experience, garnered from various roles within the culinary industry, brings a unique perspective that elevates our commitment to excellence and innovation within the craft chocolate industry.

Exploring New Horizons 

Looking ahead, Chef Derek's presence at Conexión opens doors to exciting possibilities. Serving as our resident culinary guru, he'll be at the forefront of engaging and inspiring both seasoned chefs and enthusiastic home cooks alike. From sharing tips and tricks to whipping up delectable recipes featuring Conexión's chocolate products, Chef Derek's influence promises to ignite creativity and passion in the kitchen. Additionally, his dedication to educating customers on the art of chocolate making underscores Conexión's commitment to fostering a community of culinary enthusiasts. 

As we warmly welcome Chef Derek Poirier to the Conexión family, we embark on a flavorful adventure filled with creativity, innovation, and, of course, plenty of delicious treats. Together, we'll savor each moment, celebrate culinary craftsmanship, and create lasting memories. Join us as we dive into this new chapter where passion, expertise, and a pinch of fun come together to create something truly extraordinary. Cheers to Chef Derek and to the exciting journey ahead!

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