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Gale Gand

Tru - Chicago, IL


Gale Gand is a nationally acclaimed pastry chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, teacher and television personality. She has received two James Beard Awards and was inducted into the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame.  She is co-founder and partner of the renowned Chicago restaurant TRU, which has 2 stars from the Michelin Guide.

For 8 years Gale was the host of Sweet Dreams, Food Network’s first program devoted to desserts. Gale continues to appear regularly on television and has appeared on Top Chef, Iron Chef, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Martha Stewart Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and many others. Gale’s first national television appearance was with Julia Child, in the 1995 PBS series Baking With Julia. Gale is the author of 8 cookbooks, including her latest, Gale Gand’s Lunch!

Gale teaches cooking and baking at cooking schools across the country and the United Kingdom, as well as online at Gale can often be seen cooking at food and wine festivals, on cruises, and at charity events around the world. She also recently developed a Honey Sriracha flavored jerky for Think Jerky. Her artisanal soda pop, Gale Gand’s Root Beer, has been sold nationally for nearly 20 years.

Gale began her career as a musician, then became a silversmith, with a BFA in metalsmithing from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She later attended the La Varenne cooking school in Paris. A wife and mother of three, in her spare time, Gale paints and has recently taken up the `ukulele.

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