Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pastry Chef Shuffles: Amanda Rockman Joins LEYE; NYC's Michael Laiskonis Heads To L2O

Amanda Rockman photo via Time Out Chicago; Michael Laiskonis' image via GrubStreet.com

Only one day after Amanda Rockman announced her departure from Balena/Bristol as executive pastry chef comes word of her next move.

312DD has learned exclusively that the former Top Chef Desserts contestant is going to serve as Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises' corporate pastry chef.

Also coming aboard LEYE is noted New York pastry chef Michael Laiskonis, formerly of Le Bernardin. Here's his bio on StarChefs.com. He boasts a 2007 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Pastry Chef award, and he was twice named one of the 10 Best Pastry Chefs in America by Pastry Art and Design magazine.