Frederic H. “Fritz” Sonnenschmidt

Fritz Sonnenschidt is a Certified Master Chef, author/editor of The Professional Art of Garde Manger, Dining with Sherlock Holmes, The American Harvest, and Tastes and Tales of a Chef: Stories and Recipes, as well as a television personality, appearing on PBS in six seasons of Cook Secrets of the CIA and five seasons of Grilling Maestros. His lectures and cooking demonstrations are immensely popular, especially on kosher food, garden manager and charcuterie.

Fritz began his culinary career with an apprenticeship in Munich, Germany, which led to extensive international work experiences in hotel and club kitchens, including that of Executive Chef at Sheraton Hotels in New York City.

In 1968 he joined the faculty of The Culinary Institute of America, from which he retired as Culinary Dean in 2002. He is Past National Chairman of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC), the honor society of the American Culinary Federation, and is the Present Chair of the AAC Past Chair Council. Fritz is a repeated Gold Medalist at the Culinary Olympics and international culinary competitions, including the Jerusalem Gold Medal for Culinary Excellence for kosher cooking and the Geneva Gold Medal for cold food display. Fritz is one of the most recognized chefs among his peers and was recently voted into the AAC Hall of Fame. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the AAC in 2007.

Fritz Sonnenschmidt is also the Culinary Advisor for The ProImmune Company, L.L.C.

His support is articulated with his letter for ProImmune:

"Photo of Letter from Fritz Sonnenschmidt to ProImmune Company"


To review the complete Curriculum Vitae for Dean Fritz Sonnenschmidt, please click here.

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