Pastry Chef at Sandbar on Hudson
Long Island native Jessica Craig is the pastry chef of Almond Restaurant. After graduating from NYIT with a Culinary Arts Degree and a BPS in Hospitality Management, Jessica dove right into pastry cook positions and gained invaluable hands-on experience. Pastry Chef Jessica Craig After working with Belgian Master Chef Steven de Bruyn at Garden City Hotel, Jessica honed her skills at various restaurants on Long Island before finding herself at Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton. Jessica began as a Pastry Sous Chef in 2008, and ran the dessert program for the Honest Man Restaurant Group until 2013.
Jessica then went on to work for Altamarea Group, an international airline catering company, and Noho Hospitality with Locanda Verde Restaurant at the Greenwich Hotel. Excelling in the field and rising in ranks, Jessica became the Executive Pastry Chef at L’Artusi Restaurant in New York City in the beginning of 2017, where she oversaw the pastry program for Epicurean Group. Jessica has been featured in the Chefs and Champagne event with James Beard, been a guest on Communal Table Food & Wine Podcast with Kat Kinsman and One-Woman Kitchen with Rozanne Gold, was a contestant on Viceland’s Bong Appetite in Spring of 2019, and was a guest on the dessert episode of Food Network’s Chopped in Spring of 2020.