Pastry Chef Monica Glass Is Back in Philly


monica-glass-400Acclaimed pastry chef Monica Glass has been named Kevin Sbraga’s executive pastry chef. Glass, who was the pastry chef at 10 Arts before a stint at Fish, left Philadelphia for two plus years in Boston; where she worked at chef Ken Oringer’s Clio and Uni, winning Food & Wine magazine’s best new pastry chefs award for 2013.

The West Chester native is debuting her first dessert menu at Sbraga, but will also oversee the dessert operations at the Fat Ham and Juniper Commons.

Chef Monica Glass’s First Dessert Offering at Sbraga

Chocolate “Crème”
caramelized coconut . fermented banana . banana sorbet

Honeysuckle Parfait
cucumber sherbet . buckwheat . rhubarb

Local Strawberries
chamomile . poppyseed . bee pollen

Glass says “chef Kevin encourages whimsy and innovation, but still staying true to dishes that people can identify and feel an element of comfort with.” The pastry chef is excited “to take on a position where I am challenged to develop the desserts for a collection of restaurants with such different personalities.”

In addition to the pastry programs, Glass will lead the bread program at Sbraga Dining restaurants. Diagnosed with celiac disease, Glass will use her expertise to add gluten-free bread and dessert options to the restaurants offerings.

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