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Brandon, FL United States
Over 25 years as an accomplished chef, Gaston is a former instructor of culinary arts at MTI, where some of his former students have gone on to win both State and National culinary competitions. He is past owner of two restaurants and two catering businesses, one of which was Hors d‘Oeuvres Plus in Sarasota, Florida, where he shipped hors d’oeuvres Nationwide. He has worked for great companies such as Universal Studios Florida, Eurest and Marriott. His training includes several schools, including U.S. Coast Guard Military School of Culinary Arts, Port Huron Community College (Advance Gourmet Cooking), continuing education seminars from the Culinary Institute of America, and working with known Chef Steve Jason and Chef Bruce Powers. Gaston has written for the Restaurant Profitability Magazine, Sam's Club Restaurant Foodservice Magazine and Knight Ridder Newspaper. In addition to print media, Gaston has appeared on ABC and CTN television networks. He is also a Certified Food Safety Manager Instructor/Test Administrator and Certified HACCP. Gaston is very diverse in cooking, including Greek, German, Cajun, Italian, Chinese, Caribbean, Thai, French, Pastries, Desserts and artistic palate-pleasing hors d’oeuvres.