Chef Cher Harris, CEPC has been promoted to the role of the Corporate Pastry Chef at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HE&R). In this position, Harris is responsible for developing the strategy and vision for pastry operations throughout our organization.
As Corporate Pastry Chef, Harris will play an important role in the development of the forthcoming confectionary scratch kitchen, ice cream parlor and largest full-service themed restaurant in Hershey, all located in Hershey’s Chocolatetown at Hersheypark, which is currently under construction and opening in summer 2020.
Since 2009, Harris has served as Executive Pastry Chef at The Hotel Hershey. “Chef Cher has been an integral part of the special culinary experience offered at The Hotel Hershey. Under her leadership, our pastry team has risen to a new level of creativity and innovation, delivering premier service and one-of-a-kind culinary confections you can only find in Hershey,” said John Daly, director of food & beverage, The Hotel Hershey. “Chef Cher is a tremendous asset to HE&R and extending her expertise across our organization will elevate our entire culinary profile.”
Chef Harris has earned a number of awards and accolades including winning the 2017 Global Chef Challenge Semi-Finals for the Americas; “Pastry Chef of the Year (2016)” by the American Culinary Federation (ACF); and the 2014 “The Pastry Queen” at The Ladies’ World Pastry Championship in Rimini, Italy. She was recognized by Dessert Professional Magazine as one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America in 2014 and was also selected as a presenter and featured chef at the Powerful Women in Culinary Event in Beijing, China. Harris has been honored through competition with three ACF gold and two bronze medals.
Prior to joining HE&R, Harris started her career at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) as a pastry chef and education specialist and was a pastry cook at Bent Creek Country Club in Lititz, PA. Harris is a graduate of HACC’s Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management program.
About HE&R: Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) is a world-class entertainment and hospitality company dedicated to preserving the legacy of Milton S. Hershey. Founded in 1927 by Milton S. Hershey, HE&R and its subsidiaries own and/or operate the Hersheypark amusement park, Hersheypark Arena & Stadium, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, Hershey Bears AHL Hockey Club, GIANT Center arena, The Hotel Hershey luxury resort, Hershey Lodge resort and convention center, Hersheypark Camping Resort campground, The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa, MeltSpa by Hershey day spa, Hershey Country Club and Hershey Golf Collection, Hershey Nursery, and Hershey Laundry & Dry Cleaning. For additional information about HE&R, visit www.HersheyPA.com.