David's Story

Executive Pastry Chef David Ramirez

Chef David trained at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he earned his degree in Baking and Pastry Arts in 1989.  Since graduating, he has worked at five star properties in Boston, Atlanta, and Orlando, where he has spent the vast majority of the past 25 years.  He is currently the Executive Pastry Chef at Rosen Shingle Creek, in addition to being the Creative Director at David Ramirez Chocolates.

Chef David has appeared on the Food Network, and most recently, he was one of the Chefs featured on The Cooking Channel, in the premiere episode of “Emeril’s Florida”. 

 David started competing early in his career, and he has won dozens of awards from the American Culinary Federation.  In 2009, he was named the Captain of Team USA, in the most prestigious pastry competition in the world, the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie.  In 2011, he was inducted into Orlando Magazine’s Culinary Hall of Fame.

Other Awards include:

2004- Bread & Pastry Team Championship- Silver Medal and Best Showpiece

2005- Amoretti National Pastry Team Championship- Team Lhuillier- Gold Medal, Best Degustation and Best Chocolate Centerpiece

2006- World Pastry Team Championship- Team USA- Bronze Medal

2007- World Chocolate Masters- Silver Medal