Andrea Bartkiewicz

Participates in 1 Session

Since I was young baking has been an integral part of my life; some of my fondest memories are baking bread in with my grandmother in her kitchen.  These fond memories developed into a passion for the culinary arts. In 2015, I followed my dream and started the Baking and Pastry Arts Program at SAIT.  My education allowed me to experience all sides of the culinary world. My time at the SAIT market place and Highwood Restaurant, as well as other local businesses allowed me to hone my techniques for not only for baking artisanal bread but also creating chocolate showpieces, and perfecting fine pastries. 

Today I am the pastry chef at The Calgary Zoo. This amazing opportunity has allowed me to push my imagination and embrace exciting challenges. These challenges include: representing The Calgary Zoo at the Pastry Chef Showcase in 2018 and creating desserts for VIP, buffets and plated dinners. The Calgary Zoo maintains many close working relationships with local suppliers and famers, which allow me to serve the best ingredients available. In doing so I feel honored to play a part in their mission to support wild conversation. 

The ability to be so creative at work both energizes and motivates me whether my project is to create a birthday or a custom dessert. Baking is not always the healthiest part of the meal but it can be the part with the most impact. This career lets me share my passion towards customers by showing that baking can be fun and everyone can enjoy whether it is eating it or making it. Everyday presents an exciting challenge, which pushes me to grow as a chef. My career as a pastry chef is rewarding, inspiring, and never dull. I look forward to sharing what I've learned with you and hope you enjoy baking as much as I do!

Sessions in which Andrea Bartkiewicz participates

Friday February 15, 2019

11:00 AM
11:00 AM
  • Calgary Zoo: Zoo Goodies
  • Tickets required
  • Calgary Zoo - SCOW Kitchens
  •  1 hour 15 minutes
  • 1 Hour Session
    Career and Technology Studies and FoundationsCalgary Zoo(Pre K-Kindergarden) Early Childhood EducationDivision 1 - Grades 1-3Division 2 - Grades 4-6Division 3 - Grades 7-9Division 4 - Grades 10-12