International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has welcomed new Executive Pastry Chef, Jerry Lagudas, to the venue to serve up a raft of inspiring sweets and savoury delights for thousands of delegates and visitors each week.
Bringing more than 20 years’ experience to the table, Lagudas has joined ICC Sydney’s esteemed culinary team and leads eight talented pastry chefs and apprentices.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Lagudas has worked in world renowned kitchens including Harrod’s London, Atlantis The Palm Dubai and most recently, the Alshaya in Kuwait, where he held the position of Executive Pastry Chef.
Speaking of his appointment, Lagudas said he is looking forward to putting his creative skills to the test and delivering memorable event experiences for ICC Sydney’s clients, their delegates and visitors.
“I am delighted to join the award-winning ICC Sydney which has set a new industry benchmark with its Feeding Your Performance philosophy of sourcing fresh, high quality and sustainably produced ingredients from a network of local producers from across New South Wales.
“This is an exciting new chapter in my career and I am looking forward to working hand-in-hand with Director of Culinary Services Lynell Peck and Executive Chef Tony Panetta to showcase this amazing produce and developing both sweet and savoury dishes, which bring together creativity, seasonal influences and craftmanship,” he said.
ICC Sydney Director of Culinary Services, Lynell Peck said Jerry’s outstanding skills will bolster the venue’s culinary capabilities in delivering superior dining experiences at events of all scales at the centre.
“Jerry’s addition to ICC Sydney’s culinary team will only further our ability to deliver a balance of quality and innovation for all of our clients – no matter the size or budget. We are committed to delivering our clients’ success and creating memorable delegate experiences, both of which I know Jerry will play a key role in supporting”, she said.