Chef Jean Vendeville to author book and DVD

Croquembouche: The Art and Technique will feature more than 250 photographs of pastry and dessert delights

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College Department Head and Instructor of Culinary Arts Chef Jean Yves Vendeville will be developing his first book, slated for publishing next year. The book, entitled Croquembouche: The Art and Technique will focus on pastry and desserts, done in traditional French technique. It will include some 250 color photographs and recipes of his creations. It will be published by Taylor and Francis of London and is slated for international distribution.

Earlier this year, Chef Jean presented a paper at Oxford Round Table at Lincoln College, University of Oxford in England.

Chef Vendeville has been with Savannah Technical College since December 2008 and has led student teams to two consecutive American Culinary Federation (ACF) Southeast Regional Championships – in 2010 in the Hot Food Team competition and in 2011 in the Knowledge Bowl competition. Vendeville recently achieved his ACF Lifetime Certification as an Executive Pastry Chef. He also holds a Lifetime Certification as an Executive Chef from the Chef Association of America.

Savannah Technical College offers ACF-accredited diploma and degree programs in culinary arts through the Culinary Institute of Savannah. The college currently enrolls 200 students in culinary arts programs. For information, visit

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (