Lizzio - Pastry Chef - Fourways, Sandton, GP, South Africa

Lisa Lizzio

Fourways, Sandton, GP, South Africa


Pastry Chef

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


My inspiration comes predominantly from my grandmother who was a pastry chef, as well as other family members who are in the chefing industry. My background in fashion design has developed my creative skills as well as providing me with the ability to work to deadlines. My strong Italian upbringing has provided me with a passion for food

Work History

Chocolate & Pastry Lecturer

Capsicum Culinary Studio


o Food safety, Hygiene
o Budgeting
o History of Chocolate
o Chocolate Composition
o Production of Chocolate
o Chocolate Tempering
o Sugars
o Production of Truffles
o Molding Chocolates
o Pralines
o Production of Chocolate Desserts
o Gateaux
o Chocolate Décor
o Chocolate Centerpieces
o Confectionery

Hospitality Consulting

2010 Chick en Bask et- Authentic Portuguese
Glenvista and R idgeway Gardens
Johannesburg South

o Part Owner -Managing staff and restaurant
o Training existing staff & new staff + - 10, Food safety & Safety at work,
introducing cleaning schedules
o Grilling techniques, plating, garnishes, knife skills, Storage, adding new
concepts to the existing menu
o Work ing front of house, training waiters, conducting a customer survey

Lecturer Part- Time

o Teaching children between ages 5-16, basic cooking techniques and
Health and Safety
o Children s Parties
o Mini veggie burgers
o Health crystal spring rolls
o Yummy chocolate éclairs
o Mango & mixed berry ice- cream
o Chocolate dipped marshmallows
o Decorated Clowns and biscuits
o Basic piping techniques

Pastry L

L onehill and Sunninghill

o Intensive Chef training, teaching both practical & theory in the art of pastry, class volume of between 15- 28 students, ages 18-55
o Conducting both Full-time & Part-time classes
o Safety at work
o Food safety including HACCP
o Kitchen maintenance & Design
o Budgeting & Cost control
o Paste baked products & desserts
o Baked cakes & sponges
o Meringue based products & desserts
o Gelatin set desserts
o Egg set desserts
o Chemically aerated products
o Creams, fillings & glazes
o Hot & cold sauces
o Fermented products
o Decorative media I introduced a basic chocolatiering course
o Fruit based desserts
o Frozen desserts
o Cake icing and covering

Training Advanced Pastry and Chocolatier


o Helberg Chocolates
o Artisanal chocolates made to order
o Friandise- include:
o Truffles
o Nougat
o Dipped fruit
o Fruit jellies
o Molded, filled chocolates
o Hard candy
o Brittles
o Soft & hard caramels
o Toffee drops
o Pralines
o Sponge candy
o Marz ipan
o Coated nuts
o Fondant
o Events & Private catering
o Guest House
o Breakfast, luncheons, dinners
o Pasties Include:
o Croquembouche
o Puff-pastry applications
o Croissants
o Chocolate, vanilla sponge, carrot, Fruit cakes ext
o Work ing and training in all aspects of the business
o Managing all staff of the guest house

SACA Senior Gauteng C ommittee

South A fr ican Chefs Association

Portfolio Manager - Membership & Communication

Pastry Chef / Baker and event planner

Paul Christi

o Catering Weddings, birthday parties, graduations and all
private events for all cake and pastry requirements
o All cakes eg: sacher cake, Italian sponges, Greek pasties,
large variety of Biscuits, decorated
o Supplying cakes to Doppio Zero- Eggless chocolate cake and gluten free chocolate tort
o Private cheffing for private functions includes preparing
Breakfast, lunch or Dinner on site

Events, Part

Time L ectures
o Drafting & Construction of Patterns
o Manipulation & Construction of Bridal ware
o Planning all aspects of the wedding event including the production of the wedding cake
o L ectures in the Drafting, manipulation & Grading of patterns

Fashion Designer

Andre Croukamp Bridal Couture

o Working with + - 40 bridal clients
o Drafting, pattern making, Cutting fabric, fitting, adjusting all
bridal ware
o Managing clients requirements for the designs of the wedding dresses
o Managing seamstress staff

Fashion Designer


Part-Time L ectures on pattern
Drafting, Garment construction, practical sewing
o Managing a small business constructing, Designing Bridal
o Hand bedding
o Part time L ectures in Drafting, constructing, manipulation and practical sewing

Part-time Cosmetic Consultant


-Gr eater mans
o Cosmetic training with Clarins
o Serving customers
o Facials
o Skin & face shape analyses

Part-time Co Manager

Office Park

Tr ucking & Eng ineer ing - V aalpens
Family Business in steel works & Factory office

o Managing the existing Tenants of the office park

o Collection of Moneys
o Overall maintenance

Qualifications & Certifications

Guidance L

AEG Culinary Academy Dinner


University of Johannesburg

Advanced Fashion Design/Training Assessor

Gor don Flack-Davison Academy of Desig n

Eden College

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