1. Scott Fausz is honored to represent The Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, AK as their current Executive Pastry Chef. Prior positions include Executive Pastry Chef for Alyeska Resort and The Hotel Alyeska in Girdwood, AK and Chef Instructor for Le Cordon Bleu. Prior to teaching, Fausz held several industry positions including Banquet Pastry Supervisor for the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, as well as Executive Pastry Chef for Missouri’s largest winery, Crown Valley in Ste. Genevieve. Fausz is the proud recipient of several Best of Phoenix awards referencing his work as Executive Pastry Chef of Pierre’s Pastry Cafe and Assistant Pastry Chef of Pastry Maxine, both in Scottsdale, AZ. Chef Fausz is recognized for his wedding cakes and plated desserts as well as his sugar and chocolate work. His academic training includes an associate degree in Culinary Arts from Scottsdale Community College and a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management through Le Cordon Bleu. His “Plan B” career involves splitting time between a small dairy goat farm in Normandy, France and cooking for Cher.
2. Sadie Young is a baking pro who is growing her gourmet cookie business, AKookie Co. She hopes to operate out of a commercial kitchen so she can ship her delicious goods throughout Alaska. A portion of all of her sales will be donated to nonprofits in Alaska
3. Robin (Bobbi) Fuentes is
Born in Minnesota, Bobbi worked in family restaurants and night clubs. Her grandfather and father were chefs, She is 1 of 8 siblings, the only one to stay in the culinary field. She worked for many large corporations, and hotels. Bobbi has won awards for her culinary accomplishments, she loves the food and beverage industry. Making people happy with great food is the goal. Having worked and lived all over the world, Bobbi hopes every chef gets an opportunity to do so. Its amazing to work beside someone who doesn’t speak your language but speaks food! Integrity, honesty, and genuine caring about the people you serve and the people who work beside you are key to being successful. So, please take a seat, lets tell our stories and eat together! Manga!!!!!!
Our Lucys – aka The Judges
Lucy Mahan is on the board of First National Bank Alaska and Owner at Transitional Counseling LLC. Ms. Mahan received an undergraduate degree from The University of Colorado and an undergraduate degree from Alaska Pacific University.
Lucy Odden is a federal employee with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and volunteers on the Alaska Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education. She was nominated with her teams for the Regional Director’s Excellence Award for their work with the Moving Forward Together Workshop Planning Team and the Regional Office Activities and Recreation (ROAR) team. Lucy was an early member of The Arc of Anchorage.
Lusiana “Lucy” Tuga Hansen was born in Ta’u Manu’a, Pago Pago American Samoa. In 1985, she moved to Alaska to be closer to family. In the early 2000s, Hansen began teaching elders in the Pacific Islander community computer literacy courses. She later became the founder and CEO of the Polynesian Association of Alaska in 2005, which is a nonprofit organization with the mission to support individuals, improve families by promoting education, and instill cultural pride in youth. Hansen also started a Polynesian Culture Saturday School in partnership with the Anchorage School District teaching our Samoan and Tongan Language and Culture in Anchorage.