Chef Tracy DeWitt joins Arizona Culinary Institute

Arizona Culinary Institute is excited to announce the addition of Chef Tracy DeWitt to the faculty. Chef DeWitt will be teaching Advanced Baking and Pastry beginning January 9, 2012.




Chef Tracy DeWitt started her baking career in a French-Viennese pastry shop in northern New Jersey when she was fifteen years old. She graduated from The Culinary Institute of America with two degrees, one for Culinary Arts and one for Baking and Pastry. Her most recent accolade was the gold medal she won (with teammate David Smoake) in the 2006 National Bread and Pastry Team Championship. In 2006, Chef DeWitt was invited to participate in two Food Network Challenges. She competed in a Gingerbread Mansion competition, and was honored with a bronze medal in the Rock and Roll Sugar Showpiece competition.


  • 2010 Food Network Challenge: Gold Medal Winner Sugar Destinations Showpiece
  • 2010 ACF: Top Finalists for Pastry Chef of the Year
  • 2010 ACF: Western Region Pastry Chef of the Year
  • 2009 National Pastry Team Championship: Silver Medal Winner and Best Chocolate Showpiece
  • 2009 Food Network Challenge: Gold Medal Winner “Extreme Candy Carnival” Sugar Sculpture
  • 2009 Food Network Challenge: Silver Medal Winner “Extreme Choc Coasters” Chocolate Piece
  • 2006 National Bread and Pastry Championship: Gold Medal Winner and Best Degustation
  • 2006 Food Network Challenge: Bronze Medal Winner for “Rock and Roll Sugar” Sculpture
  • 2005 Food Network Challenge: Incredible Edible Gingerbread Mansions

Check out the Food Networks YouTube video of Chef DeWitt

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