Get to know some of the institutions and professionals who use Chef Rubber products in pursuit of culinary greatness.

Melissa Coppel

Melissa Coppel Chocolate and Pastry School

Melissa Coppell is a world renowned Chocolatier from Cali, Columbia. She studied at The French Pastry School and worked at Joel Robuchon at the Mansion, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Caesars Palace and the Bellagio. She started her own school in Las Vegas in 2016. Coppel teaches classes at her Chocolate and Pastry School throughout the year as well as around the world.

The School was founded in 2016 by world-renown Chocolatier Melissa Coppel and offers intensive 2 to 8 day hands-on classes in a variety of topics: from all aspects of Chocolate making like bean to bar, enrobing, spraying, ganache formulation and panning, as well as pastry, ice cream and gelato, healthybaking, viennoiserie, platted desserts and sugar showpieces. The School’s commitment is to host only the best professionals in the world, to keep the class offerings evolving constantly, and to make students feel at home with a warm staff that welcomes everyone with excitement, homemade food and empowering energy,  because they believe that only in a relaxed atmosphere real learninghappens. In 2021 the School will start offering longer programs for those who really want to dive in to the beautiful world of Chocolate.

Melissa Coppel Chocolatier
Melissa Coppel's Chocolate Bonbons
Melissa Coppel at work
Melissa Coppel Chocolates
Atelier Melissa Coppel

Pastry Academy

amaury guichon

After fourteen years of devoting his life fully to the pastry industry Chef Amaury decided to open his very first pastry school! He has spent the last three years traveling the world learning from different cultures and teaching high-level pastry skills, it was now time to do something great in the place he calls home, Las Vegas!

The Pastry Academy

He wants to put his life experience in the pastry industry to works for everyone else who would like to learn the fundamental and advanced skills of this beautiful craft with an intensive ten-week program covering all bases: pastry, plated dessert, chocolate, ice-cream, danish, bread, candy. Starting from the beginning and going all the way to more advanced skills, you will have everything you need to start your sweet new career!
See you in Las Vegas!

luis amado
chocolate creations by luis amado

A native of Guadalajara Mexico, Chef Amado began his career at the age of 16 selling churros in the streets of Guadalajara, Mexico. He moved to US to Study culinary arts and Graduated from GRCC in 1992, he then traveled to Europe and worked at Belgium to develop his knowledge of classical European Pastry and chocolate.

He returned to US in 1994 and worked as Executive Pastry Chef and Executive Chef of Private country clubs and fine dining restaurants throughout California, Indiana and Michigan, Since 2016 he has been directing the Baking and Pastry Arts Program at Lake Michigan College MI, where de develops curriculum, teaches classes and coaches students for national and international competitions. He owns Luis Amado Chocolate Academy in Stevensville, Michigan where he offers personalized and small group chocolate classes to students from around the globe. His work has been featured in numerous magazines including The ACF National Culinary Review, Revista Dulcypass and So Good Magazine.

Chef Amado is very passionate about competitions, he has more than 22 gold medals and 6 best of shows awards from highly recognized competitions including the “1996 culinary Olympics “ in Berlin Germany, The 2000 National Dessert Competition, Numerous ACF Approved Culinary Arts Salons, The Great Lakes Regional 1999-2003, and most recently the 2017 AUI Chocolate Cup in Washington DC.

In the summer months, he travels to Europe, The Middle East and Latin America to teach workshops and seminars to professional chefs and serious chocolate enthusiasts. He is currently developing curricula for the new Associate’s Degree in Chocolate and Confections Arts for Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor Michigan.

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chocolate creations by luis amado

French Pastry School

Founded in 1995 and located in downtown Chicago, The French Pastry School of Robert Morris University Illinois is the only major culinary school in North America dedicated to all things sweet and baked.

The French Pastry School offers you the rare opportunity to learn the art of pastry in an intimate setting, being personally mentored by masters in their field. Your skills will be finely honed through hands-on practice and repeated exposure to the best pastry techniques, tools, and ingredients. Our school is dedicated only to the art of pastry, and it is our goal to be the finest pastry school in the United States, producing the best-prepared professionals entering the industry.

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new orleans culinary & hospitality institute

New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) is an industry-driven, non-profit culinary school whose mission is to provide a seat at the table for all to bring their culinary passion to life. Intensive 100-day certificate programs in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts support students seeking to develop careers in an industry that knows no limits. NOCHI believes New Orleans’ rich culinary heritage and culture make the perfect setting for an institute where the next generations of talent and leadership will be developed. For more information on its facility and classes, please visit our website.

PreGel International Training Centers

The PreGel America International Training Centers are the foremost culinary educational facilities for aspiring specialty dessert chefs. Located in prominent cities notorious for their excellent culinary innovation, including Charlotte, NC; Los Angeles, CA; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Chicago, IL; and Dallas, TX, our state-of-the-art facilities offer unparalleled ingredients, superior equipment, and unequalled training and guidance. Our thorough curricula are built to suit all skill levels, covering the spectrum of specialty dessert creation from artisanal frozen desserts to fine pastry. Programs including our 5-Star Pastry Series® – established for advanced culinary professionals to sharpen and increase their skills in the arts of plated desserts, pastry buffets, chocolate, and more – are specifically designed to provide both classroom learning and hands-on instruction. Our classes are certified by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) for Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) towards ACF initial and renewal certification.

lenotre culinary institute
culinary institute

The Culinary Institute LENOTRE (CIL) in Houston, Texas, is the only French –owned culinary school in the US and was recently named the #1 Culinary School in America by Offering 7 programs in Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry, and Hotel/ Restaurant Management (four Elite Diploma Programs and three Associate Degree programs) CIL trains and welcomes the culinary experts of tomorrow into its international family of renowned chefs and hospitality professionals.

johnson wales university

The future of food is taking shape on the campuses of Johnson & Wales University. At JWU we study the creative arts of the kitchen, the impact of sustainable food systems, the health benefits of a nutritious diet, and the growth of innovation and technology in our culinary practice. Food as an integral part of our culture. Standing on the shoulders of our worldwide reputation, JWU is revolutionizing culinary education, preparing students to become a new generation of leaders in global, food-related industries, study, and research. With food at its core, JWU’s curriculum is built to examine and shape this complex human ecosystem. For more information, visit our website.