Chef Jason Licker

We are delighted to welcome Chef Jason Licker to the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival. (Sponsored by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas)

2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival welcomes Chef Jason Licker.

Winner of Iron Chef Thailand Pastry Edition, Jason Licker, is pushing Pastry in Asia to another level. His passion for pastry, life and travel has taken him across the globe for a true culinary experience.

His first internship was at Union Square Café in New York while training at the French Culinary Institute’s Pastry Arts Program. Offering to work for free at first, Jason earned a pastry cook position in the world renown Jean Georges Restaurant, an experience which prepared him for his first Pastry Chef position at Metrazur for Charlie Palmer at the age of 23.

Jason then opened the The Shore Club in Miami Beach where he was promoted to Executive Pastry Chef overseeing all Food and Beverage Outlets including Nobu Miami Beach, where Jason was first exposed to Asian Cuisine.

Jason utilizes sweet, salty, sour, bitter and acidic while combining textural contrasts and temperature difference to create his own style of Asian inspired, palate-challenging pastry. In 2004, as Executive Pastry Chef of The Peninsula New York, Starchefs.com named him a Rising Star Chef.

Jason left the United States for a life and professional adventure in Asia helming Executive Pastry Chef positions at The Westin Bund in Shanghai, The Venetian Macau Hotel and Resort , The JW Marriott Hong Kong and was the former Corporate Pastry Chef of Cé La Vi restaurants (Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore).

With over twenty years cooking including eleven years in Asia, Jason is preparing for his great achievement, his first cookbook, ‘Lickerland, Asian Accented Desserts by Jason Licker‘.

Licker Land by Chef Jason Licker.

Chef Jason Licker at FGLF 2017

Don’t miss meeting Chef Jason Licker at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017. His events will be announced in November 2016 … Please click the FOLLOW button below to receive email updates as festival news and announcements are published.