2008 Canada Day Update: Calgary Fireworks will be hosted by the City of Calgary from the Municipal Building at dusk, about 10:30pm. For more information, click here.
My hunch is there will be some great pastries coming from Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. I love food and I don’t give my praises easily. So, before I explain the reasonings of my praise, let me share some videos of the staff distributing the cakes with some lovely piano music in the background on that beautiful Canada Day.
You see, my reasonings are based on a chat with Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise‘s new executive pastry chef Glenn Chang, a pastry chef trained in Holland in the European tradition and with 20+ years experiences. Here is my interview of Glenn before the cake cutting.
Here is the interview after I had a chance to taste the wonderful cake.
On top of these two interviews, Glenn and I chatted for another 5-10 minutes about food and pastry, etc. I mentioned my passion for good food and I even shared with Glenn a bit of my less than satisfied “Death by Chocolate” experience at Fairmont Palliser in Calgary.
You see, the fact that Fairmont hired Glenn, I assumed automatically that Glenn is a competent pastry chef with great qualifications and references. What separates him from others on that day during our brief chat was him telling me what were some of the areas he could improve on the cake. When everyone was enjoying his creation, Glenn was focusing on improvements for the next time. And that is a mark of what I call the “Relentless Pursuit of Excellence“. The pursuit of excellence is a journey, and I sense (hopefully rightly) that Glenn is one of those that takes the pursuit of excellence very seriously. Which is why I hope and expect great pastries from Chateau Lake Louise under the guidance and leadership of Glenn.
Note: After my “Roast goose at Yung Kee – Relentless Pursuit of Excellence” blog entry, this is my second food related blog entry with the words “Relentless Pursuit of Excellence” at the end. My plan is to reserve these words of praises to those worthy ones. I hope I made the right call in this case.
Now, Glenn, feel free to invite me and my better half to Chateau Lake Louise to sample and try out some of your various creations. (big smile, Did I just try to invite myself to some great pastries?? smile) While I can’t promise positive reviews but we will share with you our fair and honest feedback from the food lovers’ prospective.