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Published:December 5th, 2008 11:13 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with George Geary, Author of The Cheesecake Bible

Judyth Piazza chats with George Geary, Author of The Cheesecake Bible

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)


George Geary CCP (Certified Culinary Professional) has been teaching culinary classes for over 24 years. George Geary Tours have conduced tours for over 20 years from major cities of America to Europe. George is working on his 6th book due out in 2009.

Culinary instruction credits with over 110 schools in 41 states, Mexico and Canada

  • Institute of Culinary Education, New York, NY
  • The Cooks of Crocus Hill, St. Paul, MN
  • Sur La Table, 32 locations
  • Cooks Warehouse, 3 locations in Atlanta
  • Publix`s Aprons cooking studios, 3 locations in Florida
  • Central Market, 5 Texas locations
  • Viking Culinary Centers, 6 locations 

Guest Chef

  •  Food Network, NY (4 years, Western Show)
  • Yosemite`s Chef`s Holiday, CA (9 years)
  • Macy`s Department Stores (3 years)
  • Marshall Fields ~ Chicago
  • FoodFest (6 years, 5 states)
  • Montana Food and Wine Festival 2002
  • Rancho La Puerta Spa

TV Credits

  • Mike and Maty, National ABC, Resident Chef 3-1/2 years
  • Live in LA with Steve Edwards and Cindy Garvey
  • Numerous NBC, CBS and ABC Local News stations
  • California Gold, PBS, Huell Houser Productions
  • Travel Café, National NBC, Chuck Henry Productions
  • Talent for Infomercials on Pizza Plus and the Grater Gourmet
  • Talent for Coke-Cola international commercial
  • Member of SAG & AFTRA

Radio Credits

  • Steve Knight Show on Food Talk, KIEV 870 AM Los Angeles, CA
  • The Marilyn Harris Show, WCKY 550-AM Cincinnati, OH
  • The Paul Baker Show, WSMB 1350-AM New Orleans, LA
  • Food Talk, KABC 790am, Los Angeles, CA
  • Food Talk with Jennifer Bushman, NBC Reno, NV
  • Red Hot Tamales Show, KFI640am, Los Angeles, CA
  • Indiana in the Morning, WDAD-AM, Indiana County/ Pittsburgh, PA

  • Let`s Talk, WLOE/WMYN, Rockingham Country, NC

  • WCTL Morning Show, WCTL, Waterford, PA

  • Mike & Mindy in the Morning, WLRQ-lit Rock 99.3, Melbourne, FL 

  • On Line, WREL Radio, Lexington, VA

  • Lorraine Entertains, WSAR, Boston, MA 

  • Midday Show, WOHI-AM, NE Ohio/Western PA/Northern WV

  • The Good Life with Guy Bower, KNSS-AM, Wichita, KS

  • Food Talk with Mike Colameco, WOR-AM, New York, NY

  • What`s Cooking, CABLE RADIO NETWORK, National

  • What`s Cooking with Luca Paris, WKBK- 1290 AM, Keene, NH

Publishing Credits

  • Get Dressed and Sauced ~ 500 Salad and Sauce Recipes, George Geary CCP author, (Robert Rose Publishers, Fall 2009)

  • The Cheesecake Bible, George Geary CCP author, (Robert Rose Publishers, Fall 2008)

  • The Complete Baking Cookbook ~ Over 350 Recipes from Cookies to Cakes to Pies to Muffins, George Geary CCP author, (Robert Rose Publishers, Fall 2007)

  • 125 Best Food Processor Recipes, George Geary CCP author, (Robert Rose Publisher, Fall 2005)

  • 125 Best Biscuit Mix Recipes, George Geary CCP author, (Robert Rose Publisher, Spring 2004)

  • 125 Best Cheesecake Recipes, George Geary CCP author, (Robert Rose Publisher, Fall 2002)

  • Quick & Simple Magazine, Hearst Corp, contributing author

  • Food Product Design, Weeks Publishing Co., contributing author

  • Food: The Good Life, publisher, bimonthly newsletter by subscription

  • Pastry Art and Design magazine, contributing author

  • Cooking Pleasures magazine, contributing author

  • American Heart Association, "Low-Fat and Luscious Desserts", Contributing author (Clarkson Potter Publishers, November 2000)

  • American Heart Association, "Meals in Minutes", Contributing author (Clarkson Potter Publishers, May 2000)

  • On Cooking, (Julia Child Award nominee) by Sarah Labensky, text consultant

  • Better Homes and Gardens Publications, contributing author

Professional Associations

  • International Association of Culinary Professionals, CCP; Membership Chair 1996-97; Awards Committee 1998-2000; Convention speaker on "Public Speaking and Networking" 1999; "Networking for Beginners" 1997, 2000, 2001 and the San Diego 2002 convention; Culinary School Roundtables 1996, 1997, and 1998; "The Fundamentals of Instruction: Promotion and Presentation: Culinary Teaching 101 Master Class at the 2002 San Diego Convention

  • The Southern California Culinary Guild, Board of Directors 1996-2001

Corporate Employment

  • Pastry Chef and Production Manager, Walt Disney Company, supervised a staff of 20 that supplied over 50 pastry items to Disneyland restaurants for 7 years.

  • Marriott Corporation, hotel pastry departments and opening of new properties for 3 years

  • Los Angeles County FairPlex, Culinary Coordinator 2005 ~ 2008

Spokesperson for:

  • Driscolls Corporate Chef 1996-2007

  • Four Monks Vinegar, San Francisco, CA

  • US Radish Council, New York (Lewis and Neale)

  • Los Angeles County FairPlex (Media speaker, food spokesperson, current and past 14 county fairs)

Culinary/Spousal Tours:

  • Leading culinary tours of major US Cities for over 20 years. Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, New York City

  • Leading culinary tours of European Countries for over 10 years  South of France, Paris, Italy, London and Belgium

  • Leading spousal tours for Fortune 500 Companies

  • Walt Disney Co., Mattel Toys, Toyota, and others

Print Media Credits:

  • Sarasota Herald Tribune, Sarasota, FL - December 12, 2007

  • Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, SD - early December, 2007

  • Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, AZ - early December 2007

  • Douglas Daily Dispatch, Douglas, AZ - early December 2007

  • Black Hills Pioneer, Spearfish, SD - cookbook give-away in October 2007

  • Jewish Advocate, Baltimore, MD - Fall 2007

  • Jackson Citizen-Patriot, Jackson, MI -11/12/07

  • Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, OH November 2007

  • Senior Times, Montreal, Canada - Holiday 2007

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI - holiday 2007

  • Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, CA -mid-October 2007

  • Daily Times, Maryville, MD - Fall 2007

  • Austin American-Statesman, Austin, TX -September 2007

  • Marshfield News-Herald, Marshfield, WI -October 2007

  • Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL -November 2007

  • Washington Post, Washington DC - November 2002

  • Appeal-Democrat, Marysville,CA -October 2007

  • Douglas Daily Dispatch, Douglas, AZ -October 3, 2007

  • Appleton Post Crescent, Appleton, WI -October 3 2007

  • Las Cruces, Sun News, Las Cruces, NM - November 2007

  • Erie Times-News, Erie, PA -October 2007

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA - Fall 2007

  • News-Leader, Springfield, MO -9/19/ 2007

  • Times-Herald Record, Middletown, NY  - Fall 2008

  • The Clarion Ledger, Jackson, MS - Fall 2008

  • The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Fargo, ND - Fall 2008

  • San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, CA - Fall 2008

  • Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, TX - fall 2008

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