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Madera Pastry Chef Mellisa Root Makes Sweet Music

As impressive as it is that Mellisa Root arrived at the Rosewood Sand Hill’s Madera restaurant from Per Se, Thomas Keller’s three-Michelin star eatery in New York, Manhattan wasn’t the place for this gold medal winning pastry chef to flaunt her culinary cleverness. Mixing her kitchen know-how — she graduated at the top of her class from the California Culinary Academy — with her creative mind — she studied music and visual arts growing up in Idaho — she brings an artistic approach to dessert making at the Michelin-starred hotspot that’s beloved by the tech community. It’s no wonder that Root’s face lights up like a Christmas tree as she talks about her craft: she is preparing to enter her fourth holiday season at Madera, after all.

Hunger Strike: Cat Cora Offers Hunger Relief With Her Charity, Chefs For Humanity

Cat Cora has been battling worldwide hunger since 2004, when she founded the philanthropic organization Chefs for Humanity. The star of popular food-centric television shows like Iron Chef and Around the World in 80 Plates has put her money (and time) where her mouth is, getting down in the trenches on relief missions in Haiti, New Orleans, and Thailand.

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