Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Names Lasheeda Perry Pastry Chef
Before her move to Atlanta, Perry served as executive pastry chef for Bon Appétit Management Company, overseeing a team that produced more than 3,000 desserts daily. No stranger to high standards, she is a five-year veteran of
“We are delighted to welcome Lasheeda to Atlanta,” says General Manager Yvette Thomas-Henry. “Her commitment to quality and creativity make her the right chef to lead the pastry team in a fresh and exciting direction.”
Perry has received numerous awards and accolades during her career. In 2012, she won season two of Food Network’s Sweet Genius after proving her skills by overcoming tight time constraints, masterfully incorporating secret ingredients and accommodating larger-than-life requests. That same year, several of Perry's desserts landed on Philadelphia food critic Craig LaBan's coveted Four-Bell Finest list.
When not in the kitchen, Perry loves to travel around the world. This year, she plans to visit Ireland and the Caribbean. It was her love of travel, in fact, that inspired the first dessert she created for
Perry’s Biscoff Pie intertwines the flavours of banana, bourbon and her favourite cookie in a unique twist on banana cream pie. It is available on the Bar Margot menu for USD 9.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Baking and Pastry Arts from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Perry succeeds Charles Barrett, who led the Hotel's pastry department until November 2016.