Hot Out of the Oven: Pastry Chef News

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Photo by Kasey L. Ross.

It’s been all over the local press, but I wanted to extend a very big congrats to local talent (and cutie) Yigit Pura, the executive pastry chef at Taste Catering and Event Planning who was the winner of BRAVO’s Top Chef Just Desserts. Pura takes home an impressive prize package, including a feature in Food & Wine magazine, a showcase at the annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival, a 2011 Buick Regal, and $100,000 furnished by Godiva Chocolatier. Yeah baby, a Buick.

Over at ~ABSINTHE BRASSERIE & BAR~ and Arlequin Café, pastry chef Luis Villavelazquez resigned on November 10th. The team currently has a couple really great candidates, and should make a decision very soon.