Chocolatier Ginger Elizabeth Hahn ’03, Julia Child’s Guidance


CIA Alumni Ginger Elizabeth Hahn, Chocolatier and Owner of Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates
“I knew the CIA was the best. I wanted to achieve pastry excellence and the CIA gave me the skills to reach for my goal.”
—Ginger Elizabeth Hahn,
Chocolatier and Owner, Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates

CIA Alumni Bio

From an early age, Ginger Elizabeth Hahn was curious about cooking but it was a summer camp atthe CIA in Hyde Park, NY.”

“I knew ” href=”https://www.ciachef.edu/cia-faculty-profiles/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>The chef-instructors brought years of experience to the classrooms and kitchens. I wanted to achieve pastry excellence and the CIA gave me the skills to reach for my goal.”

Training with the Best

After graduation, Ginger apprenticed under World Pastry Cup gold medalist En-Ming Hsu ’92 at the Ritz-Carlton in Chicago. “It was an amazing, intense learning experience. We would test dishes 10, 15, even 20 times before they made it onto the menu,” says Ginger. “Without the CIA I wouldn’t have worked with En-Ming. baking and pastry arts at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. She is the owner and chocolatier at Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates in Sacramento, CA.