Amanda Pacheco, Pastry Chef

Amanda Pacheco, Pastry Chef

Hear what life is like as Pastry Chef of the venerated Balthazar Bakery – where thousands of croissants, baguettes, scones, breads, tarts, cakes, pies and mini pastries are lovingly made daily at its Englewood, New Jersey 14,000 square foot facility. Amanda Pacheco, who earned degrees in both Culinary and Pastry Arts from Johnson & Wales, began working at Balthazar as a pastry cook, worked her way up to sous pastry chef and in 2015, snagged her dream job – Pastry Chef. Amanda, who supervises a staff of 8, gets to work at 5:00am 5 days a week, including holidays – Thanksgiving, New Year’s Day, Easter. But, it’s a labor of love.Grab an iced tea and a galette and check out this mouth-watering conversation.

Chad Dougatz
Chad Dougatz
Chad Dougatz brings more than 20 years of radio and media experience to the show. Before working with Sandi Klein, Chad was a Senior Producer on numerous nationally syndicated radio programs, including The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The Governor David Paterson Show, and Mornings on Air America. Chad is also the owner of The Hangar Studios, an NYC audio production company, where he provides multi-media marketing and production solutions for authors, small businesses, and entrepreneurs.
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