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George is known as a pastry chef and is also considered a berry expert. But he says he wrote his most recent book about sauces and dressings so that he never again would have to navigate the sauce and salad dressing aisles in the supermarket. He could make everything he needed at home.
George Geary, CCP, is a cooking teacher, pastry chef, cookbook author, food writer, tour leader, and spokesperson.
He is the author of six books: Get Dressed and Sauced: 500 Salad and Sauce Recipes; The Cheesecake Bible; The Complete Baking Cookbook: Over 350 Recipes from Cookies to Cakes to Pies to Muffins; 125 Best Food Processor Recipes; 125 Best Biscuit Mix Recipes; and 125 Best Cheesecake Recipes.
George has taught cooking for more than 24 years throughout the country. He has taught at the Institute of Culinary Education, The Cooks of Crocus Hill, Sur La Table, Cooks Warehouse, Publix’s Aprons, Central Market, and Viking Culinary Centers.
He has been guest chef at the Rancho La Puerta spa, Marshall Fields in Chicago, FoodFest, Macy’s, Montana Food and Wine Festival, and Yosemite’s Cher’s Holiday. He has also appeared on the Food Network.
For more than 20 years, George has led culinary tours of American cities and European capitols. He has taken groups to Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Palm Springs, the Napa Valley, and Santa Barbara. He has led tours to the South of France, Belgium, Italy, and the cities of London and Paris. He also leads spousal tours for Fortune 500 companies such as the Walt Disney Company, Mattel Toys, and Toyota.
He has been a spokesperson for Driscoll’s, Four Monks Vinegar, the U.S. Radish Council and the Los Angeles County FairPlex. He has worked as a pastry chef for the Walt Disney Company and the Marriott Corporation.
George has written for any number of publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, San Jose Mercury News, Cincinnati Enquirer, and Austin American Statesmen, among others.
He has appeared on television programs such as Live in LA with Steve Edwards and Cindy Garvey; Travel Café; Mike and Maty; and California Gold (PBS), and numerous radio programs.
George lives in Corona, California. His website is http://www.georgegeary.com/