Born in Wyoming, Rebecca realized at an early age that baking would become more than a hobby. In 1999, she attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, earning a Diplôme de Pâtisserie and secured a coveted internship at Hotel le Bristol. Once her pastry studies were complete in France, Rebecca moved to New York where she worked in the renowned kitchens of db Bistro Moderne and Daniel, The Biltmore Room, The Red Cat & BLT Prime. In 2006, she moved to Houston, TX to work with Chef Ryan Pera at 17 Restaurant at the Alden Hotel. Rebecca was a contestant on Bravo Network’s “Top Chef: Just Desserts,” where she valiantly battled with her left arm in a cast.
Now, as Owner and Pastry Chef of Fluff Bake Bar, Rebecca is also a highly sought consultant creating signature dessert menus for the top tier of Houston restaurants, including, Shake Shack Houston. Affectionately known in Houston as “The Sugar Fairy,” Rebecca’s signature style creatively marries the tradition of French pastry with beloved homemade favorites reminiscent of childhood.
Accolades & Publications
- CultureMap Houston – Tastemaker Awards: Best Pastry Chef (2016)
- My Table Magazine – Best Bakery (2016)
- My Table Magazine – Best Pastry Chef (2007, 2015)
- Southern Living – Best Bakery in the South (2012)
- Bravo’s “Top Chef: Just Desserts” – Contestant (2011)