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
When speaking about can't miss desserts, no other name in the region elicits a more passionate response than that of Hedy Goldsmith, a 2012 & 2013 James Beard Award finalist for the nationally-contested Outstanding Pastry Chef category.
Her creations grace the menus of The Genuine Hospitality Group of restaurants including flagship Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Grand Cayman, Harry's Pizzeria and recently opened, The Cypress Room, “ [where] we find her playground for sweets with a technical edge, where imaginations run just the right amount of wild
Goldsmith's first cookbook, Baking Out Loud: Fun Desserts with Big Flavors
(Clarkson Potter), released October 2012, is a collection of 80 of her most whimsical recipes with her signature in-your-face flavors.
The media's hunger for her and her desserts is insatiable with coverage on TODAY Show
and Food Network, The New York Times, PEOPLE Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Wine Spectator, Food & Wine magazine and more. She even defeated Bobby Flay on Food Network's Iron Chef
as part of the first all female competitors.
Goldsmith is in her 5th season on Cooking Channel's Unique Sweets
, creates seasonal recipes for cookingchannel.com
and blogs about all things sweet on foodnetwork.com
. 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 CulinaryInstitute of America 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