Dean Kropp is the Dean of Chefs & Culinary Historian following the origin of the Culinary Olympics. Kropp was pastry chef & catering chef to movie stars on sets. He was the guest pastry chef on Donna Hanover's TV show on the food network; reel available.


2/13 – 2/14

Executive Producer (Carnegie Hall - The Duet Jazz Show; 2/14/2014) New York, New York

The Duet — Music Video — DJK Productions Details
2/13 – 2/14

I organized and produced as well as MC'd the entire event.

6/96 – 7/00

Catering chef for movie stars on sets – Wendy's

Commercial/Ad — Artists Company Details
6/96 – 7/00

I was responsible for catering for talent and crew in New York and Miami commercial productions.

10/96 – 3/99

Producer (Host-1999 United StatesArmy Culinary Competition) Dean's Culinary World

Reality/Doc (TV) — DJK Productions Details
10/96 – 3/99

I produced and hosted the Army Culinary Competition.

8/96 – 8/96

Guest Pastry Chef In Food Today - Donna Hanover

FOOD — Live / Special Event (TV) — Food Network \ Cooking Channel Details
8/96 – 8/96

I was the guest pastry chef on donna Hanover's TV show "In Food Today" for a piece on apricots and the history of the Culinary Olympics.

6/90 – 10/92

Director (host - 1992 New York Culinary Team) Dean's Culinary World

Reality/Doc (TV) — DJK Productions Details
6/90 – 10/92

I produced a TV show for cable about the New York Culinary Team preparing for the 1992 Culinary Olympics in Berlin, Germany.



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Class of '79

Joliet Junior College

Associate Degree in Applied Science


  • American Culinary Federation
  • Sag/Aftra
  • World Association of Chefs Society


  • Directing
  • Producing
  • writing