Meet George Geary
Geary is passionate about cooking and sharing that passion with others. As a teacher he brings humor and a sense of fun to his numerous personal appearances around the world. George’s cooking classes are always sold out and he is frequently asked to provide his culinary skills and talents as an instructor on luxury cruise lines.
A former pastry chef for the Walt Disney Company, George is a Certified Culinary Professional and best-selling cookbook author. His wit and humor show through in his numerous cookbooks, making it fun and easy to understand culinary concepts. George guides home cooks on everything from cookies and pastries, to cheesecakes, sauces, dressings and rubs, to how to use a food processor.
This past year George has authored two books: L.A.'s Legendary Restaurants and Fair Foods.
For over 30 years George has been involved with the judging of culinary contests for major food manufacturers such as Canola Producers, Veg-all, Hormel Products, Hershey Foods, Knott’s Berry Farm Foods, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Fleischmann’s Yeast, San Diego Union Tribune, ABC News Contests and many more. From 1982, for 28 seasons, George was the Culinary Coordinator of the world’s Largest County Fair in Los Angeles where his duties were to implement food contests daily with the coordination of the judges and competitors. George’s teaching schedule regularly takes him around the world, teaching at over 200 schools, spa, wineries and food festivals a year. For the past eight years George had been a featured speaker and lecturer aboard the Holland America Line’s ships for about six sailings a year. He has taught on every continent and sailed in all 7 seas!
George is the author of 11 cookbooks including; The Cheesecake Bible; The Complete Baking Cookbook; 650 Food Processor Recipes, 150 Donut Recipes, 500 Sauces, Salad Dressings and More.., and 125 Best Biscuit Mix Recipes.
When not in a kitchen George leads award winning; mouth-watering culinary tours of major cities of America and Europe. George has shared some of his favorite recipes with television viewers on ABC, The Food Network, NBC, CBS, and PBS. He has been featured in the pages of many food magazines, newspapers, blogs and The Wall Street Journal. When not traveling to teach, George lives in sunny California.