Andy Chlebana, CEPC, CCA, of Plainfield, Illinois, is an ACF Certified Executive Pastry Chef® and Certified Culinary Administrator®. Chlebana is a culinary arts/pastry professor at Joliet Junior College (JJC), Joliet, Illinois, and holds an associate degree in culinary arts from JJC, as well as studied baking and pastry at The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York.

He began his culinary career at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago where he focused on fine-dining desserts, and then moved on to hold positions at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida, and The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. He served as pastry chef/corporate account manager at Albert Uster Imports, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland, and executive pastry chef at White Eagle Golf Club, Naperville, Illinois. Chlebana has competed in several national and international culinary competitions. He received ACF National Pastry Chef of the Year in 2008 and was named one of Dessert Professional’s “Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America” in 2013. He also competed as part of the ACF culinary team that placed second and received a gold medal at the 2013 Dubai World Hospitality Championship. Chlebana is a member of ACF Louis Joliet Chapter.