CHEF CHRISTOPHER POLK
Christopher Polk is the pastry chef at the Crowne Plaza Reading. He has a true passion for the pastry arts and it is evident in his work. He enjoys working on intricate plated desserts, banquet dessert displays, and custom cakes. His dessert creations are works of art and he loves to use his creativity to incorporate personal touches into the desserts and displays.
Chris has a very diverse background that helps him to create his desserts. He teaches
pre-engineering and culinary arts at a high school. He recently created a new multi-course program at his school that teaches students basic culinary practices as well as advanced techniques.
A new feature of the hotel is a pastry studio where Chris can share his talents with the hotel guests. The studio is a unique space that is located in the heart of the hotel’s kitchen that combines a work space with a seating area for guests. Guests can participate in interactive experiences such as a wine and chocolate pairing or a pastry class. Chris is excited about the studio because it allows him to share his passion and create a personal experience for guests.