Chef John Ferdinand, owner of Vanilla En Glaze Cakes and Pastries in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario was given the task of preparing a wedding cake for Mayor Justin Altmann. Yet, the cake would have to be largest he has ever made since Altmann had decided to invite the entire town for his wedding, 37,000 people. Ferdinand told lankareporter.com the cake will have four flavours, weighing in at 2,000 pounds, and 3,000 pieces.
Born in Sri Lanka in 1979, Ferdinand was always drawn to his mother’s kitchen where he helped her bake a variety of delicious cakes. It was this passion that fueled him to pursue a Diploma in Culinary Management entailing three years of full time study.
In Sri Lanka, he studied at Hotel Management at Claremont Hotel School from 1994 to 1997.
He also an apprentice at Ramada Renaissance, Colombo.
Ferdinand received training from world renowned chef Jean Pierre Pialler. When Pialler opened his own restaurant in Canada, Le Palace, he offered Ferdinand a position of Executive Chef.