So when I met Kate Spina (nee Connor), who is an extraordinary chef with an even more incredible reputation and CV, I was very excited to hear that her passion and commitment these days was clearly directed toward being a pastry chef.
When Kate agreed to come to PCCS with her partner Alfie, it seemed like the perfect marriage to me. He being the Italian chef and her being the pastry chef – and what a duo to offer to our cooking school participants.
“Kate is certainly my type of chef. Her striving for perfection and her respect for ingredients and creations inspired me. Thank you for bringing her to Gippsland”
During the classes delivered by Kate, we were introduced to techniques and understanding about the ingredients that is truly not translated when reading a recipe. The dialogue, conversation and exchange of information was so valuable. She was so generous with sharing her knowledge. To me that was the sign of a true professional she is, who obviously wants to spread the love of food and cooking. Sometimes, when you meet people who are experts in their field they don’t like to share their expertise. That was certainly not Kate.
Kate is currently working at Black Star Pastry
Kate – You are always welcome to come live with us and keep me in chocolate heaven!! THANK YOU so much for your generosity of spirit, professionalism and for showing us how to use one ingredient, in so many ways! DC xx