Chef Bios | Nicole Kaplan | Kir Rodriguez | Dianne Rossomando | Ron Ben-Israel | Victoria Love | Eric Estrella | Deborah Racicot | Will Goldfarb | Pichet Ong | Alex Stupak | Martin Howard | Joe Murphy
...A graduate of The French Culinary Institute, Kir Rodriguez was awarded the Grande Diplôme of Culinary Arts in 1998.
Before attending The FCI
was a Franciscan monk for twenty years, during which time he
taught Spanish literature and music in high school for ten years, as well as planned and prepared the menu for the clergy of a monastery.He holds a B.A. MCL from UPR and a B.Ph. and a B.S.T. from the Schola Philosophiae Sacraeque Thelogiae.His
previous work experience includes acclaimed New York City restaurants Café Boulud
, Le Cirque, and Union Square Café.Currently he is the executive pastry chef of Orso and a pastry arts instructor at The FCI, where has taught since 2004.He
has participated in numerous baking competitions and exhibitions, including the 18th Annual U.S. Pastry Competition held earlier this year.In his
spare time, he
sings tenor with the New York Choral Society
, which performs regularly at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.