Hello My Name Is… Amy Kalinowski, Pastry Sous Chef

Amy making Payday candies on Tuesday.

Maybe if I wear a Don’t Feed the Animals sign around my neck, Amy will stop sneaking me oozy chocolate chunk cookies, lemon-pistachio biscotti, and other naughty nibbles out of the oven when I pass by her station during the day. Don’t we all become just a little Jurassic at the sight or smell of fresh pastries?  For even the most disciplined, it’s hard to exercise much self-control with Hedy Goldsmith and her a.m. and p.m. teams churning it all out around the clock.  And most of that clock is under Amy’s watch!  Persimmon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, homemade newtons with fresh local fruit jams, shiny soft pillows of meringue for lemon pies, sheet trays of Snickers…  Amy’s baking up a storm for our indulgence, daily.  To top it all off, she’s as sweet as 10x sugar and always puts up with my curiosity and constant photo-snapping, never once kicking me out when I ogle Oreos or inquire about icing. Read more about her below…  And Amy, you’re stuck with me because I will NEVER wear such a sign by the way!!!