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Master Chef: Sweet & Savory Vegetable Pastries Feat: 7-Time James Beard Award Nominee Pichet Ong

Sunday, September 10, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


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Pioneering, award-winning pastry Chef Pichet Ong returns to Hill Center to lead a hands on class that will feature baking with vegetables. Participants will make three recipes that mark the end of summer and beginning of fall, whipping up different types of pastry and highlighting the sweeter notes of vegetables like parsnip, beets, squash eggplant and onion.

About Chef Pichet Ong: Eating and cooking are Pichet Ong’s hobby and heartbeat. As a chef, Pichet combines fond flavors of his childhood and travels with classic techniques to create sweet and savory foods that are pure, whimsical, and experimental, yet nostalgic. His food can be found worldwide, from New York to Sydney, Istanbul to Beijing, Tokyo to Washington, DC. Pichet is a self-taught chef.

He is a Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America in Pastry Arts & Design. He’s been named “Rising Star” by Starchefs, a “Pastry Provocateur” by Pete Wells in Food & Wine. He has been featured in Saveur, W, Elle, Vogue, Tatler, and O, the Oprah magazine. He headlined “The Chef” column in The New York Times for 8 weeks. His desserts have received multiple 3-star reviews in the New York Times, a Michelin star, and placement in Pellegrino’s the Worlds 50 Best. He is a 7-time nominee for the James Beard Award in different categories. He is a resident and guest judge on Food Network’s Cake Wars and Sugar Dome, Cake Wars, Halloween Wars, and Bravo’s Top Chef. In 2019, he was a finalist for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef.

During that period, he opened Mama Chang with chef Peter Chang in Virginia that was named best new restaurant in Washington, DC, and NiHao in Baltimore, named #4 best new restaurant in America in Esquire and landed as a James Beard award finalist for best new restaurant in 2022. Ong recently joined forces with legendary Chef Peter Chang and his daughter Lydia Chang to open Chang’s first DC restaurant, Chang Chang near Dupont Circle, which Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema declared “a joyous occasion,” and instantly became one of his “ favorite places to eat.”

This class will sell out quickly so don’t hesitate to purchase your ticket ASAP.

Ticket price includes complimentary beer and wine.

This class requires at least 8 participants.

Hill Center is dedicated to making our programming equitable and accessible to all. If cost, accessibility, or other obstacles are a barrier to attending a program, please contact programs@hillcenterdc.org and we will be happy to work out a solution.

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Sunday, September 10, 2023
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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