My story begins where so many others do — doing something else entirely. The first 15 years of my career were spent in Manhattan as a graphic designer. In 2000, dreams of becoming a chef lead me to culinary school, and, eventually to Eleven Madison Park, one of Danny Meyer's crown jewels at the time. At EMP, making confections became second nature. And when something becomes second nature, I can’t help but tweak it until I make it my own.
Fast forward to La Petite Occasion (LPO). From September through June, LPO sells caramels + toffees throughout the New York Metropolitan area that are full of local goodness from the Hudson Valley. Kreimhild butter, Hudson Valley Fresh heavy cream, apple cider and maple syrup from Harvest Moon Orchards, — we always prefer local. Bon appétit!