Growing up in a small town near Youngstown, Ohio, Samantha became enamored with desserts at a young age and began creating her own unique sweets along side her family in the kitchen. Baking along side them for years helped ignite Sam’s passion for dessert and their family traditions of cooking and baking are the foundation that helped perfect her skills in the kitchen. She graduated top of her class from the Culinary School of Grandma and then received a masters from the Culinary School of her Mama.
Eventurally, she graduated from Kent State University with degrees in both business and art, she moved to New York and soon started a career in finance at a hedge fund working in trading operations and stock trading. Soon after she created THE DESSERTIST to keep her love of art and baking alive.
THE DESSERTIST has since then become a well recognized name and has helped Sam become a notable Private Dessert Chef in NY and CT with a growing list of clients across the country.
Sam has had the privilege to work along side some well known chefs and celebrities over the years and along with her friends and family they have helped her realize that her place was in the kitchen and not behind a desk.
In 2013 she was named one of the “Most Successful in Business Under 30″ in Westchester, County and has received positive coverage in multiple media outlets. Sam has recently been named one of 2014 Most Innovation Chefs of the Year and will be a featured chef at this years Greenwich Wine & Food Festival.
When she is not in the kitchen inventing new desserts she dedicates her time to charity. She is a Chef Ambassador for Cookies for Kids Cancer , an NYC Baker for No Kid Hungry and will soon be a chef demonstrator and teacher with City Harvest and their Nutritional Education Program.
At THE DESSERTIST we strive for excellence and value all of the dessert dreams of each individual person. All of our desserts are custom designed and flavored to exceed your expectations and create a one-of-a-kind dessert experience. We cater to all and pay attention to detail and special request. Offering a variety of flavors that can be made gluten-free and vegan allows everyone to enjoy our baked goods.
Our motto is – If you can dream it, We can bake it!