Alana TonerChef Instructor, Professional Culinary Institute - San Francisco, CAPersonal MissionTo successfully allocate my culinary knowledge and skill to eager-to-learn cooks.Unique SpecialtyPastries, delicious desserts, and incorporating Asian influences into classic dishes.Other PassionsContinuing my own education from prestigious chefs and spending time with family.
Chef Alana Toner comes to the Professional Culinary Institute with fine dining experience in two of the greatest restaurant cities in the United States: San Francisco and New York City. After graduating from the California Culinary Academy, Chef Toner rose quickly among the ranks, beginning her career at Hawthorne Lane and eventually becoming the opening pastry chef of Azie Restaurant in San Francisco. Opportunity called from New York City where Chef Toner had the privilege to work with acclaimed chefs Patricia Yeo, Laurent Tourondel, and others. Most recently, Chef Toner was part of the opening team of Café Gray, acclaimed chef Gray Kunz's eponymous restaurant located in the prestigious Time Warner Center. Chef Toner brings this experience in ultra high-end, cutting-edge cuisine to students at the Professional Culinary Institute with the hopes of passing on her knowledge to future chefs and pastry chefs in the challenging restaurant industry. Chef Toner believes that with teaching, learning comes in equal measure, and is excited to be part of the world-class chef-instructors at PCI.READ FULL BIO