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.