Clio’s Monica Glass in the Running For F&W’s ‘People’s Best New Pastry Chef’ Award

Jennifer Carroll and Monica Glass
Jennifer Carroll and Monica Glass Photo: Collin Keefe

The loss Philly suffered when Monica Glass accepted an executive pastry chef gig with Ken Oringer’s Clio’s, was clearly Boston’s gain. And that deal just got a little sweeter with word that Glass has scored a slot on Food & Wine’s “People’s Best New Pastry Chef” award, where she’s one of the few non-New Yorkers to rep the contest’s East Region category. She’s also one of only two who are self-taught.

Prior to signing on with Clio’s, the pâtissier worked at Philly’s now-shuttered Fish, where her “PB&J;” earned a spot on our 101 of America’s Most Crazy-Awesome New Desserts. Before Fish, she served alongside Top Chef-testant Jen Carroll at Philly’s 10 Arts, after both served in the trenches at New York’s Le Bernardin. The voting is open today, and runs through Friday April 8.

People’s Best New Pastry Chef! [F&W;]

Related: Totally Sweet: 101 of America’s Most Crazy-Awesome New Desserts