Chef Jordan Snider is the Executive Pastry Chef, Fairmont Grand del Mar in San Diego. He was selected as the Alternate for Team USA 2019.
Snider began his career in the pastry field in 2001. The South Carolina native worked for various restaurants and cafés and, before leaving his home state, was the banquet pastry chef at the Carolina Yacht Club underneath Executive Chef Zak Haylash.
In 2010, Snider relocated to Las Vegas, NV where he worked underneath numerous professionals; most notably: Chef Gianni Santin at the Mandarin Oriental, Chef Jim McNamara at the Paris and Chef Christophe Feyt at Mandalay Bay.
In 2014, he moved to San Diego to become the Executive Pastry Chef of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. As pastry chef he oversees the entire pastry operation including: banquets, the restaurants Amaya and Clubhouse Grill, along with in-room dining and Cent’Anni café.
Snider competed at Pastry Live 2014 earning the Audience Choice Award and in the US Pastry Competition 2017 earning Honorable Mention.
Snider was born in upstate South Carolina in February 1985 but was raised in Charleston. Snider currently resides in San Diego with his wife, Baker Snider, and their two children, William and Hazel.
Chef Jordan Snider will be participating in the sugar competition tryout for Team USA 2019, August 14-15, 2017, at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.