Jacqueline Wong, Culinary Supervisor and Lead Cake Decorator
Culinary Supervisor and Lead Cake Decorator, Jacqueline Wong executes her creative and artistic talents by constructing beautiful wedding cakes, exciting seasonal cupcake flavors and designs, and gorgeous, unique specialty cakes for any occasion. Jacqueline graduated with an Associates Degree in Specialized Technology from the Le Cordon Bleu Program in Pastry Arts at Pennsylvania Culinary Institute. She began her culinary journey in 2003 as a baker at The Lighthouse Inn in West Dennis, MA and then expanded her repertoire at The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA as a Pastry Chef until 2008. She now shares her incredible talent and creativity at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester where she creates delicious and lasting memories for our guests.
Samantha Cohen, Lead Baker
Lead Pastry Cook, Samantha Cohen is a creative and passionate pastry chef with years of practical experience in pastry production. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelor of Science in Baking and Pastry Arts. Beginning her career as a Pastry Assistant at Cocoa in Larchmont, NY where she assisted in the production of sophisticated chocolate confections, Samantha then became a Pastry Cook at Emily Shaw’s Inn at Pound Ridge and at BLT Steak in White Plains, NY where she prepared all dessert items on the menu, as well as creating new ones for weekly inspirations. She is now expressing her talents at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester by creating incredibly delicious and beautifully executed desserts for any occasion.