Helmut Holzer, CMC
Helmut Franz Josef Holzer CMC, WGMC
PRESIDENT & CORPORATE EXECUTIVE CHEF
A native of Austria, Helmut holds the title of Küchen Meister (European Master Chef) and Konditor Meister (European Master Pastry Chef). He is one of 69 Certified Master Chefs in the United States. One of 11 Global Master Chefs.
Chef Helmut has dedicated the last 46 years to the culinary profession. For the last 25 years he has mastered every type of large scale manufacturing skills there are in the industry. This includes HPP, Retort and Aseptic Fresh and Frozen. He has been working with every type of protein from plant based to traditional on the savory side of the business. Helmut is one of the only few that has the same capabilities on the baking and pastry side from breads, laminated doughs, Ice creams, bulk and individual mass production of desserts.
Helmut’s focus is to help individuals and companies develop a strategic plan for long term growth in the market. Chefs ability to develop and take a product to market from ideation to the shelf is second to none. He has helped some of the largest food service companies in the world develop for both food service and retail. It is his unique approach to this development that sets him apart from the rest. While there are a number of companies/ consultants that have the ability to execute a plan, most need to bring in others to do most or part of the work. Helmut is able to take it from start to finish.
Helmut was owner & president of Culinary Masters Corp. from 1990-2007. His company was one of the first in the area to distribute organic & clean products. Appetizers, cheese, beans, grains, pastry items, spices & custom spice blends were just a few if the items his company distributed. His customer base included airlines, cruise ships, large grocery chains & restaurants.
Helmut has won a host of awards and commendations along the way. They include prestigious Culinary Olympics awards and numerous World Cup titles in culinary artistry, ice sculpting, and outstanding pastry presentations. Most recently Helmut became the Chaiman of the American Order of Master Chefs “AMCO”