Meet the Women Behind Some of Your Favorite Desserts
Dessert she’s most proud of: With a hand pipe and her creativity, Chef Yasmin has mastered the art of beautifully decorated cookies. You can count on these customized, made-by-hand cookies for everything from holidays’ to the premiere of the new Star Wars movie.
It began with a book, chocolate and ice cream: “My fondest childhood memory is making recipes with my mom out of a children’s cookbook called Kids Cooking: A Very Slightly Messy Manual. I have always done some sort of pastry since I began working. When I was 14, I had an internship with a local chocolate company in Columbus, Ohio. From there, I moved on to work for Jeni’s Ice Cream in their bakery doing all the confections for the ice creams.” Before heading to Chicago, Hannah was the Assistant Pastry Chef for Hollywood Casino Columbus and in 2015, she moved to Chicago and attended the French Pastry School. After school, she took over as Pastry Chef for Nellcote and RM Champagne Salon before joining the RPM team in 2017.
Pastry Chef: Andrea Coté
Restaurant: RPM Seafood
Dessert you definitely know: The RPM Seafood dessert menu is a combination of classic RPM desserts like the vanilla sugar doughnuts and signature cheesecake, and newer creations.
Dessert your most proud of: The Banana Napoleon, which is comprised of layers of caramelized phyllo pastry, banana cream, whipped cream and a bananas foster caramel sauce. It’s a combination of two desserts we had on the Booth One menu – the Lemon Napoleon and the Bananas Foster Cream Pie. It has been our best selling dessert at RPM Seafood so far, and it’s my favorite to eat!
Even more reasons why you’ve got to try RPM Seafood sweets: Our newest obsession is creating different color patterns/flavors of chocolate bon bons. The possibilities and combinations are endless! We are very spoiled because we have a chocolate tempering machine which makes our creativity that much easier and fun. Oh, and that stunning dessert you probably have seen on Instagram? The Platinum Coconut Cake: it’s a must order!