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Author Archives: Karen
As a baker or pastry chef (or whatever people want to call me), I struggle with defining what my style is. I know where my passions lie and the chefs that left lasting memories in my career, but how do … Continue reading
There are some things in life no one tells you, so you can figure it out on your own. They say what doesn’t break you, makes you. We don’t quite agree. While working on opening Oxheart for the last couple … Continue reading
As long as I’ve known Justin, he’s always wanted to have a restaurant of his own. If you’ve been around long enough, you know that Oxheart’s food was not what he envisioned years ago. You would also know that I … Continue reading
I don’t belong in NYC. Maybe when I was in finance, right out of college, single and chasing the life that meant lots of worldly stuff and badly needed vacations. As a happily married wife, 1,500 miles of distance between … Continue reading
A pretty personal entry. Anyone who says, “OMG, you’re a chef? (replace interchangeably with pastry chef). That’s so cool.” must not know how hard it really is. It is not that kinda of cool. It is sometimes fun and most … Continue reading
The hardest decision I may have ever had to make resulted in me going to NYC alone – to make viennoiserie (aka croissants, danishes, puff pastry, etc.). Justin did not come up with me. We decided that it would be … Continue reading