Dean, Pastry Arts

The winner of numerous awards, including the San Francisco Chronicle’s 20 Visionary Chefs in the Bay Area, Emily Luchetti has taught pastry to dessert lovers across the country, sharing her philosophy that desserts increase the social experiences and interactions of friends and family as they gather around the table.

A graduate of Denison University and the New York Restaurant School, she has more than 20 years experience as an executive pastry chef at acclaimed restaurants, including eight years at Jeremiah Tower’s Stars restaurant and the retail bakery StarBake. She is currently the Chief Pastry Officer at Big Night Restaurant Group.

An author of six cookbooks and a 2004 James Beard Award winner, Luchetti and her recipes have appeared regularly in national newspapers and magazines. She has been featured on The Food Network’s “The Ultimate Kitchen,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Cookin’ Live with Sara Moulton,” “Sara’s Secrets,” as well as “The Martha Stewart Show,” and was also the cohost of the PBS Series, “The Holiday Table.”

Accolades and Achievements

  • James Beard Foundation Award, Outstanding Pastry Chef
  • Silver Spoon Award, Food Arts magazine
  • Golden Whisk Award, Women Chefs & Restaurateurs
  • 20 Visionary Chefs in the Bay Area, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Pastry Chef of the Year, San Francisco Focus magazine