Pastry Chef Amy DeWitt

Amy DeWitt was born, raised and educated in South Florida, where she adopted a high regard and affection for tropical flair and flavor. A BS in Psychology from the University of Florida led to a career selling residential real estate in Miami, but nosing around in people’s kitchens started to have more of an allure. She turned to baking, refining her skills at Johnson & Wales University where she graduated top of her class with a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. Chef DeWitt moved to Boulder and opened The Cream Puffery Pastry Shop and CafĂ© in 2001, winning numerous awards and a loyal following for her French-Latin American fusion cream puffs and pastries. Chef DeWitt was the opening Pastry Chef for the prestigious St. Julien Hotel and Spa in downtown Boulder. She was then the pastry chef instructor at the Culinary School of the Rockies teaching the professional pastry program. One of her favorite quotes, “You teach best that which you need to learn most”, from Richard Bach’s Illusions rang true. Teaching the craft of baking prompted a more profound level of knowing and infused new life into her art. Dewitt did a year stint as the pastry chef at the renowned four-diamond Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, before returning to CSR, now the August Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. She was honored to cook at James Beard House twice, in 2007 and 2009. She specializes in intricate, detailed finish work for high-end occasion cakes, classical French pastries and Latin-European fusion desserts.


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