Widely regarded as one of America’s finest pastry chefs, Sherry Yard is the innovator of sweet endings for the Wolfgang Puck empire. Sherry’s indomitable spirit has delivered her from Brooklyn to Beverly Hills via some of the country's greatest restaurants, including the Rainbow Room, Montrachet, Tribeca Grill and San Francisco's Campton Place.
Since her arrival at Spago in 1994, Sherry's incomparably creative and fresh from the farm desserts have played leading rolls at the Academy Awards Governor's Ball, Grammy Awards and Emmy Awards. She was the Consulting Culinary Producer as well as guest Judge for Bravo's Top Chef Just Desserts, Baking Competition.
Yard has collected many accolades including Bon Appetit magazine’s Food and Entertaining Awards “Pastry Chef of the Year”, The James Beard Foundation Award for “Outstanding Pastry Chef.” Women Chef’s and Restaurateur’s “Golden Bowl Award”, Pastry Art and Design Magazine’s “Best Pastry Chef” and Food Arts Magazine’s “Silver Spoon Award” for lifetime achievement.
Sherry’s first book, "The Secrets of Baking", published by Houghton Mifflin in 2003, was nominated for the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Julia Child Award, and won the James Beard Foundation’s KitchenAid Award for Best Baking Book. Considered a masterpiece, it adheres to serious, important and knowledgeable approach while remaining consistently clear, comprehensive and fun to read. Sherry's new title, "Desserts by the Yard", was released by Houghton Mifflin in November 2007, traces her sweet life from Brooklyn to Beverly Hills with stories and recipes.
Appearances at Los Angeles Food & Wine 2011
Decadence Hosted By Sherry Yard - ... Saturday 10/15 10:00-2:00am $125.00
Sherry Yard, queen of all things sweet for Wolfgang Puck, curates the best pastry chefs, and a night of surprises for all the...
Wolfgang Puck's Sunday Brunch & ... Sunday 10/16 11:30-5:00pm $750.00
This is the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Arguably the most lavish brunch of the year, certainly the most...