Jen Yee: Switching Careers, Working Her Way Up & Loving Every Second


In this episode, we talk with Jen Yee, an award-winning and James Beard recognized pastry chef. Yee serves as Executive Pastry Chef for the notable Linton Hopkins and his hospitality group, Resurgens, with a focus on his flagship, Restaurant Eugene. She walks us through her career and recalls the moments that shaped her professionally.

In the episode we discuss:

  • Her path from architect to pastry chef
  • First job at Gordon Ramsey’s in London (and did she get yelled at?)
  • Working at a trendy Chinese tea salon in London
  • First pastry chef gig opening Charlie Palmer’s Aureole in NYC
  • SHO in NYC: what it was like working in a Michelin 2-star restaurant
  • Opening Andrew Carmelini’s Lafayette restaurant and bakery
  • Her process of developing desserts and being inspired by new ingredients
  • How she manages to maintain a personal life/work balance
  • And lots more!

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