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Fairmont Grand Del Mar Pastry Chef Appointed to Callebaut USA Ambassadors Club

Publish Date: 28-Jun-2016

San Diego Tuesday, June 28, 2016

 Callebaut USA Appoints Fairmont Grand Del Mar Pastry Chef to Ambassadors Club 

Callebaut – the premium brand of Belgian chocolate and cocoa products for gourmet professionals – today announced that Jordan Snider, executive pastry chef at Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego, has been appointed as the newest member of its Ambassador Club.

In this new role, Snider will collaborate with other Callebaut Ambassadors to shape the world of pastry through educational demonstrations, recipe development and product innovation.

With this appointment, Snider becomes one of seven Callebaut Ambassadors located in the United States. The invitation-only Ambassadors Club includes a global membership of more than 100 pastry chefs and chocolatiers from more than 20 countries.

“Chef Snider demonstrates the highest level of technical skill, quality, creativity and passion in his approach to fine pastry,” said Miriam Madrigal, Callebaut Brand Manager. “Our Ambassadors are selected based on their technical expertise, knowledge of ingredients, professional portfolio and process leadership. We were impressed with Snider’s mastery in all key areas, as well as his refreshing approach to pastry. It is an honor to welcome such a celebrated chef to our Club.”

Chef Snider is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of Charleston with a Certificate in the Pastry Arts. His versatility and innovative perspective on gourmet chocolate has gained him recognition from many well-known professionals in the field.

“Pastry is my life,” Snider said. “I want to work with a group of people who share the same passion as I do, continually striving for excellence. I love to teach others, which helps me refine my skills as a pastry chef. The Callebaut Ambassador Club is the perfect platform to collaborate with and learn from talented chefs in all stages of their careers. I am grateful for this incredible opportunity.”

Chef Jordan Snider began his career in the food and beverage industry at the age of 16, where he was introduced to all aspects of the pastry kitchen including showpieces, bonbons, confections, plated desserts, breads, patisserie and elegant banquet preparations.

He quickly became adept at retail bakery, artisan breads and croissants and joined the Carolina Yacht Club as a banquet pastry chef in 2008. In 2010, he was named Pastry Sous Chef at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Las Vegas. Following his time at the Mandarin, Snider worked as the Pastry Chef Tournant at Paris and Bally’s Las Vegas Casino & Hotel. In 2013, he joined the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Las Vegas as the Executive Assistant Pastry Chef where he oversaw all banquet, convention, retail, restaurant and chocolate production for the resort.

Snider joined the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego as Executive Pastry Chef in 2014. In this role, he is responsible for the hotel’s high-volume banquet operations, three fine-dining restaurants, room amenity program and wedding banquet operations.

Chef Snider placed 4th overall in the 2014 Pastry Live Chocolatier of the Year competition. That same year he won the Audience Choice Award in the Pastry Live National Showpiece Championship.

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About Fairmont Grand Del Mar 
As California’s #1 luxury resort according to TripAdvisor reviewers, Fairmont Grand Del Mar features unrivaled service, pampering treatments at a Forbes Five Star spa and exquisite dining at Addison, a Five Star, Five Diamond, Relais & Chateaux restaurant under the direction of award-winning Chef William Bradley. Reminiscent of Spain’s palaces, France’s sun-washed coastal retreats and Florence’s decorative arts, the Addison Mizner-designed resort is well suited to San Diego’s warm climate and outdoor lifestyle. A wealth of activities offers endless opportunities for fun under the sun, including golf at San Diego’s only Tom Fazio-designed course, The Grand Golf Club. Once the sun sets, Club M provides nightlife and entertainment just steps from the comfort of the resort’s 249 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites.
Located in Northern San Diego, Fairmont Grand Del Mar is surrounded by the coveted coastal communities of La Jolla, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe. The resort is conveniently situated just 25 minutes from the San Diego Airport and a short drive from word-class beaches and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

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About Fairmont Hotels & ResortsFairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic hotels in the world, including The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel company that operates more than 130 hotels and branded residential properties under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. For more information or reservations, please visit

About Callebaut ( 
For more than 100 years, Callebaut has been making chocolate in the heart of Belgium and is still one of the rare chocolate makers to select, roast and grind cacao beans into its own secret and exclusive cocoa mass – the most important ingredient for chocolate couvertures. Callebaut was established in 1850 in Belgium as a malt brewery and dairy company. It produced its first chocolate bars in 1911 and began production of chocolate couverture for Belgian chocolatiers soon after.

Callebaut began exporting its products in 1950 to craftsmen all over the world and is part of Barry Callebaut, the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate.

About Barry Callebaut Group (
With annual sales of about CHF 6.2 billion (EUR 5.6 billion / USD 6.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014/15, the Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – from sourcing and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds. The Group runs more than 50 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of more than 9,000 people.

The Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants or caterers. The two global brands catering to the specific needs of these Gourmet customers are Callebaut® and Cacao Barry®.The Barry Callebaut Group is committed to sustainable cocoa production to help ensure future supplies of cocoa and improve farmer livelihoods. It supports the Cocoa Horizons Foundation in its goal to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future.