Chris Hanmer from "Top Chef Just Desserts
" is one of the contestants in Season 2 of the Bravo reality culinary competition series. He is the 33-year-old owner of a pastry school. He currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, but was raised in Costa Mesa, California. He has a culinary certificate from Orange Coast College in California. His favorite simple fall dessert recipe is vanilla poached apples with white pepper ice cream and cinnamon churros.
Chris Hanmer ("Top Chef Just Desserts") has worked
for some of the best pastry chefs in the world. Over the course of his career, he's worked at the prestigious Bellagio Hotel and multiple Ritz-Carlton hotels. In 2004, Chris became the youngest American to win the title of World Pastry Champion. In 2010, he continued to push the limits of the pastry world by opening The School of Pastry Design because, as he puts it, "I have a passion for helping people reach their goals." Chris' favorite thing to make is his very own chocolate chip cookie recipe. If he could have one last meal with anyone, it would be with his wife, Caryn, and he would make almond cake, caramelized bananas, vanilla cremeux and passion fruit sorbet.