- Jason Morale
- Executive Pastry Chef
While many children spent Saturday mornings riding their bicycles around the neighborhood, Jason Morale was riding shotgun in his father's delivery truck dropping off produce at all of the major supermarkets and restaurants in town. Growing up with an entrepreneurial dad, the co-owner of Morale Brothers, one of South Florida's leading produce businesses, meant that Jason had the rare opportunity to interact with a variety of chefs and receive an informal education in the importance of fresh ingredients. Without realizing it, Jason entered the first stage in a career that would take him from delivery boy to accomplished Executive Pastry Chef.
In 1996 at 16 years old, Jason accepted his first part-time culinary position working at a Publix bakery. Jason\'s responsibilities included everything from kneading dough and baking traditional baguettes to piping icing on birthday cakes and meticulously adding chocolate edging to Italian canolies. He developed a love for the sweeter side of cooking, which inspired him to enroll in a special culinary vocational program designed for high school students to hone their cooking skills learning from expert pastry chefs. Jason continued his culinary education after high school attending Johnson and Wales University in 1998, during which time he traveled overseas to learn Eastern European pastry technique at Do & Co International Catering Company in Vienna, Austria.