Industry Update
Appointment23 May 2016

Caroline Kolaja

Appointed Executive Pastry Chef
At Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago - IL, USA

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Caroline KolajaRadisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago has announced Caroline Kolaja has been appointed executive pastry chef. In this role, Kolaja oversees the dessert and pastry program at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago including banquets and catering, in-room dining, and the hotel’s restaurant Filini Bar & Restaurant. Kolaja’s passion for sweets began when she was 15 years old scooping ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s. She knew then she wanted to be the creative mind behind making desserts. Kolaja received a Baking & Pastry Diploma from The Art Institute of California—San Diego where she honed her pastry arts skills. After graduating from The Art Institute of California—San Diego, Kolaja worked at several fine dining establishments in San Diego, which allowed her to gain knowledge in a variety of cuisines including French, Peruvian, Asian, and Mediterranean. Prior to joining Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, Kolaja was most recently executive pastry chef at Epic Restaurant in Chicago. Kolaja enjoys studying philosophy, practicing yoga, and still indulges in her favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor – cake batter.

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