Washington State Chef's

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Member Spotlight - April 2010

Janet Waters CWPC

Favorite Quote

"We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams." - Willy Wonka


Janet Waters, CWPC, has been a bakery instructor at Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) in Kirkland, Wash., for seven years. At the school, she instructs students and oversees production of catering events and the retail bakery’s operations. She received her Associate’s Degree in culinary arts in 2000. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in culinary management from The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2009. She is a proctor for the NRAEF, Servsafe, and the King County Health department food handler card program. Janet Waters has received numerous awards, including LWTC’s Instructional Excellence Award in 2008, ACF Washington State Chefs Association’s Chef of the Year in 2007 and three silver medals at ACF competitions in 2005 and 2006. She has been an active member of ACF Washington State Chefs Association for over 5 years.

Janet competed as a semi-finalist at the Western Regional conference for the Pastry Chef of the Year Award. Chef Waters is also involved with the Washington State Sugar Artists and has served as Secretary for the Washington State Chefs Association.

View her favorite recipe below…

Favorite Recipe


Here is an interesting ‘gluten free’ and ‘dairy free’ recipe:


  • 1 lb 14 oz Powdered sugar
  • 6 oz cocoa powder
  • ¼ oz salt
  • ½ oz vanilla
  • 1lb 8 oz Chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 9 oz egg whites


  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add egg whites and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Stir in nuts.
  4. Scoop onto parchment or silpat – push down (it will be a bit sticky).
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 min or until done.
  6. Enjoy!