Plus, Some Share Their Favorite Dessert or Pastry to Make!

Stephanie Franz of The Strand House and Shade Hotels

“I love creating mini desserts for all types of celebrations by taking the color scheme to come up with components that make sense and fit the overall look of the party. It creates a focal point for the room and really adds to the ambiance. I like the fact that no event is the same so it’s never boring and always changing.”

The Strand House
117 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach
1221 N Valley Dr
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The Shade Hotel Redondo Beach
655 N Harbor Dr
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Best Pastry Chef in LA

Hiro Saito of Kirari West

“I love making our Almond Butter Brioche in the wee hours of the morning. It’s just me and the bread and nothing else exists in the world!”

707 N Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Best Pastry Chef in LA

Becky Kastelz of Herringbone Santa Monica

1755 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Best Pastry Chef in LA

Brianna Abrams of Winston Pies

“My favorite menu item to make is the all-butter dough from scratch. It is the most important ingredient of our pies and handling it with care from start to finish is what sets our pies apart. Making dough takes a lot of time and I love to use those moments to reflect on the pie I am making as well as to let my mind wander.”

11678 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049


Dominique Ansel of 189 by Dominique Ansel

189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036


Ann Kirk of Little Dom’s

“Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip Cookies. I love making my oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies that we sell in Little Dom’s Deli. Not only did the cookie originate from my mother’s personal cookbook but there is something innately, and indescribably, comforting about oatmeal. It tastes like home.”

2128 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Joy Cuevas of SOCA

“My favorite dessert to make would have to be macaroons. They are so delicate, yet so delicious. While an extreme amount of time goes into making them, it is very satisfying to take a bite in to one and experience all of the flavors. Strawberry is my favorite flavor!”

3511, 14015 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423


Romuald Guiot of Pitchoun

“I love making eclairs! I believe that they are the perfect pastry: easy to make, easy to eat, good-looking, light and crispy outside while creamy and flavorful inside, and the outside shell allows customization and theme—that means there is no limit to my imagination when it comes to the décor of the eclair! This is why Pitchoun made it its specialty and we offer a special eclair for every occasion of every special day!”

545 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Chris Ford of Butter, Love and Hard Work

Barb Batiste of B Sweet Dessert Bar

2005 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025


Roxana Jullapat of Friends & Family

5150 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Paige Russell of Hatchet Hall

12517 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

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