Executive Pastry Chef
Executive Pastry Chef David Schwab and his team have the enormous task of freshly baking all the bread, rolls and desserts each day for all of Gaylord Opryland’s catered functions and for the multitude of restaurants and eateries at the 2,881-room resort.
Prior to joining Gaylord Opryland in 2003, Schwab served as executive pastry chef at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center in Texas for five years. Before that, he was a baker with La Bonbonniere Bake Shoppes in Edison, New Jersey. He also worked for the Checca Lodge in Islamorada, Florida and Hyatt Regency in Denver.
Schwab got his start in pastry at the age of 13 at a bake shop in Philadelphia. He went on to graduate from Johnson and Wales in 1994.