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Awards Of Excellence 2015
Cherish Finden
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The Langham, London
Cherish Finden About Cherish Finden Executive Pastry Chef, The Langham, London Singapore-born Cherish Finden is the multi-award winning Executive Pastry Chef at The Langham, London since 2009. With over 20 years of international experience, Cherish has created an innovative and imaginative menu for the hotel’s centrepiece, Palm Court. Her work at The Langham, London has ranged from creating irresistible menu items inspired by the collections of top designers and brands to developing magnificent showpieces. The pastry chef’s inventive edge has kept the hotel at the forefront of London’s culinary scene.

After leaving Shatec Culinary School in Singapore, Cherish indulged her competitive side and entered the Food & Hotel Asia International Culinary Challenge. Cherish later joined the team at The Raffles Hotel, a six star hotel in Singapore, as Sous Chef, and for three years used her skills to create delicious cakes and desserts for the hotel’s various food and beverage outlets. Over the course of her career, Cherish has both supported and lead pastry teams at numerous luxury hotel establishments. She also worked on several promotions with Alain Ducasse, Raymond Blanc and Alain Senderens whilst based at Raffles.

Throughout her varied and exciting career, Cherish has continued to challenge herself through training courses and culinary competitions that have resulted in over 25 medals from international events around the world, of which 18 were Gold. Most notably, the Singapore Pastry Team led by Cherish came in first out of 32 national teams and won 8 gold medals at the IKA Culinary Olympics in 2000.