The Pastry Brick Road to Baltimore

For Sarah Malphrus, a small farm college’s bakery in Western North Carolina was the inspiration, a solid 1 1/2 years baking at Husk in Charleston her foundation and a serendipitous visit to the Big Apple landed her the Pastry Sous Chef for Jean George Vongerichten’s ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina. Drive, talent and a chance meeting with Baltimore’s Chef Spike Gjerde at the Charleston Food & Wine Festival would be the pathway to her culinary future. When grapevine news of an opening for pastry chef for all of Chef Gjerde’s restaurants came her way Malphrus didn’t hesitate to apply, garnering the position.

Welcome to Baltimore, Sarah.

Sarah Malphrus, Pastry Chef

Spike Gjerde’s Restaurants:

Woodberry Kitchen, Artifact Coffee, Shoo-Fly Diner, Parts & Labor

About the Author

DARA BUNJON: Dara Does It – Creative Solutions for the Food Industry offers public relations, social media training, administration, freelance writing, marketing, and more. Contact Dara at 410-486-0339, or visit, Twitter and Instagram: @daracooks. Listen to her Dining Dish radio program on Baltimore Internet Radio.

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