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Nick Malgieri


Nick Malgieri, former Executive Pastry Chef at Windows on the World, is a 1996 inductee into Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America.

In 1998 and 1999, he was voted one of the ten best pastry chefs in America by Chocolatier and Pastry Art and Design magazines. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he apprenticed in Switzerland and was subsequently employed at the Hotel de Paris and the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo and at the Reserve de Beaulieu in France. In New York he was Assistant Pastry Chef at the Waldorf Astoria; Executive Chef at Paine Webber, Inc.; and Pastry Chef at the Board Room, a private club.

Malgieri began teaching in the New School Culinary Arts Program in 1979 and in 1981 became chairman of its Baking Department. He developed and taught the professional baking curriculum for the New York Restaurant School and authored the baking section of the Restaurant School’s textbook. A founder and owner of the Total Heaven Baking company, Malgieri has served as consultant to Inhilco, Inc. and restaurants and pastry shops throughout the United States. He has developed recipes for a variety of food producers, and for Food and Wines From France and A.I.D.I., the Italian Confectionery Industries Association.

Malgieri founded the baking program at the Institute of Culinary Education (formerly Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School), a post from which he retired in 2018. He still serves as a guest teacher at cooking schools. Since 1985, he has appeared at culinary events throughout North America, including those at the Smithsonian Institution.

Malgieri’s recipes have been published in many major food sections including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and the New York Times. He has also written for magazines such as Saveur, Food and Wine, Gourmet, and Cook’s Illustrated, as well as Switzerland Tourism’s USA website and that of SWISS International Air Lines. He is a contributing editor of Dessert Professional magazine and has been the American correspondent for the Italian magazine La Pasticceria Internazionale and editor of Dolce Italia, a publication of the Italian Trade Commission.

Malgieri has appeared on local television throughout the United States, as well as on all the national morning shows. Other television credits include Chef du Jour, Cook’s Choice, Bakers Dozen, Cooking Live, and Sara’s Secrets on the Food Network and appearances with Julia Child on Baking with Julia, as well as with Martha Stewart. He also appeared with Vincent Schiavelli in the PBS series The Chefs of Cucina Amore.

A founder and member of Bakers Dozen East, he also holds membership in the Federazione Italiana dei Cuochi, the Amicale Culinaire de Monaco, and the Société Culinaire Philanthropique de New York. In 2003 he was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Channe du Valais for his efforts in promoting Swiss gastronomy and culture in the United States, and in March 2006 he received the Philadelphia Toque Award for exceptional achievement in culinary writing and accomplishments.