Claire Ptak, of Violet Cakes, is building an impressive career.
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Cooks have left jobs at the NoMad, Locanda Verde, and Daniel to work at the bakery.
"I've never foraged before. I'm from the Bronx."
The chef won a James Beard Award in 2011.
Locanda Verde Pastry Chef Kierin Baldwin on Her New Gig, Disappearing Pastry Programs, and Veggie Desserts
"Dessert should not be an obstacle course."
"If I have a client … and I get home early, I start baking because I also have dance."
Thank her for the Meyer-lemon semifreddo with black-pepper sable.
Yes, pot de crèmes are involved.
Karen DeMasco, Alex Stupak, Brooks Headley, and many others speak up.
"Maybe it's the best restaurant I can do."
Talk with the pastry chef at one of the year's top restaurants.
Sofitel's got a new pastry chef.
Congratulations are in order; it's a pretty sweet gig.
Five Chicago pastry chefs honored by Food & Wine.
Ji Yoon named executive pasry chef at Henri and The Gage.
Nate Meads joins sophisticated champagne salon as pastry chef.
It's an ultra-rare appearance for the West Coast-based pastry chef.