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PROFESSION: Executive Pastry Chef, New York Central at the Grand Hyatt New York
CULINARY EDUCATION: French Culinary Institute
FAVORITE SIMPLE FALL DESSERT RECIPE: Sticky toffee pudding with pears and coffee
Raised in Massachusetts, Katzie now runs the prestigious pastry program at New York Central inside the Grand Hyatt at Grand Central in New York City. She loves creating approachable and whimsical treats as well as cohesive concepts for both pastry and entertaining, and she attributes her knowledge, approach and tenacity to her mentor, Sherry Yard. Katzie sees no boundaries with her pastry career, focusing on creating concepts grounded in her knowledge and love of dessert. Her favorite New York City restaurant is Empellon in the West Village. If she were a food, she would be a bottomless bowl of mussels with a crusty baguette, a perfect precursor to a backyard blackberry crumble.