ABOUT ARTFUL SWEETS LLC
Artful Sweets, LLC brings you dazzling designs and mouth-watering flavors for all occasions and every “sweet tooth”. Trained in the classic French tradition, all of my creations begin with fresh, high quality ingredients including seasonal fruits, premium chocolates, fragrant spices, combining textures and flavors that will delight your senses. Designs reflect your vision and can range from whimsical to sophisticated; simple to intricate; trendy to traditional.
Contact me for all of your special occasions including:
Bridal and baby showers
Business meetings, promotions, and events
Being a pastry chef is the best job ever. Beyond the fun of "playing" in the kitchen, I love how my creations make people smile, turning celebrations from special to extraordinary.
Pursuing pastry as a career was a wonderful switch away from my high-level corporate ladder climb. My formal pastry training steeped me in classic French techniques emphasizing fresh flavors and textures. Following my graduation, I worked as Pastry Chef for several award-winning restaurants in Washington, DC and earned rave reviews from our guests and local media including The Washington Post. Craving more, I had the honor of joining AUI Fine Foods, a national industry leader, as Assistant Corporate Pastry Chef where I worked with a number of world-renown pastry chefs and both fine-tuned and expanded my skills.
After moving to Scottsdale with my husband in 2007, I taught baking and pastry for Maricopa Community Colleges and Classic Cooking Academy. I then returned to hands-on creation as Pastry Chef/bakery manager at The Thumb in North Scottsdale. In January 2019, I opened Artful Sweets LLC to concentrate on designing made-from-scratch custom cakes and desserts.
Wanting to give back to the community and industry I love, I volunteer as a Sugar Angel for the Arizona chapter of Icing Smiles, a national non-profit organization providing celebration cakes to families with critically ill children (www.icingsmiles.org) and as a coach and judge for the local chapter of C-CAP, a national non-profit helping to prepare high school students for college and careers in foodservice and hospitality (https://ccapinc.org).