About Hedy Goldsmith
"The career of pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith has been a journey toward confident simplicity."
Photo by Michael Pisarri
Owen Dugan, Wine Spectator
With a designer’s eye and whimsical spirit, Hedy Goldsmith
creates sweets that are as playful as they are serious, layered with straightforward flavors, textures and techniques.
When speaking about can’t miss desserts, no other name in the region elicits a more passionate response than that of Goldsmith, a 2012 and 2013 James Beard Award finalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Her creations grace the menus of the Genuine Hospitality Group of restaurants including Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami and Grand Cayman, Harry’s Pizzeria in Miami, and The Cypress Room.
Goldsmith’s first cookbook, Baking out Loud: Fun Desserts with Big Flavors
, publsihed by Clarkson Potter, is now on sale as of October 4, 2012. Goldsmith offers recipes to her most beloved desserts like Tangerine Cremsicle Pots de Crème, Buttered Popcorn Gelato, Chocolate Bourbon Fudge Tart, and Basil Panna Cotta, as well as playful riffs on childhood favorites like her signature Pop T’s, Snickers, Junk in Da Trunk, and Overstuffed Nutters and O’s enjoyed at Genuine’s now legendary Sunday brunch.
The media’s hunger for Goldsmith and her desserts is insatiable, with coverage on NBC’s TODAY Show and Food Network, recipes in People Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, the New York Times, Bon Appétit, the New York Post, and more. A frequent guest on Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets, and a regular contributor on Food Network’s FN Dish
, Goldsmith’s seasonal recipes can be found on cookingchannel.com
Since James Beard award wining chef Michael Schwartz opened Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in 2007, Goldsmith’s perfectly sweet match to the restaurant’s fresh, simple and pure cuisine has made it shine, contributing to the New York Times recognizing the flagship restaurant as the fourth best new restaurant in the country.
Goldsmith lends her time and support to a number of causes dear to heart like Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer. Goldsmith holds a B.A. in Photography and Film from the Philadelphia College of Art and graduated with honors from the Culinary Institute of America’s Baking & Pastry Program in New York. She currently resides in Coral Gables, Florida with her partner and their two shih tzu’s, Sweetpea & Cooper.
Follow Hedy on Twitter @hedygoldsmith