There is a moment in every budding chef’s journey where they find their culinary destiny. My moment was in October of 2008 at a quaint restaurant in Cleveland called Moxie. I’ve heard it said that you won’t remember what you ate a year ago, but you will remember if you liked your meal or not. Four years later I remember every bite from that night. Beginning with the pistachio crusted scallops and ending with the champagne gele and raspberries. I knew at that moment I wanted to cook like this at home and professionally. With an opportunity to go to school I enrolled in Tri-C’s Hospitality Management program and began cooking. But merely cooking was not enough I wanted to create… sweet confections. As I studied my baking textbook the standard recipes were a challenge. I quickly realized baking in bulk was not my calling. But as I began to develop my personal formula of plating a dessert with complimentary components I found my love for pastry. I want to wow you with presentation, lure you in with the aroma, and tantalize your taste buds with balanced, flavorful confections. And so my journey begins, join me as I love and share with you my passion.