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When speaking about can’t miss desserts in Miami, no other name elicits a more passionate response than that of Hedy Goldsmith, a 2012 & 2013 James Beard Award finalist for the nationally-contested Outstanding Pastry Chef category. Ever since James Beard award winning chef Michael Schwartz opened Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in 2007, Goldsmith’s perfectly sweet match to his fresh, simple and pure cuisine has made it shine. Her creations now grace the menus of The Genuine Hospitality Group of restaurants also including Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Grand Cayman, Harry’s Pizzeria and The Cypress Room, as well as Restaurant Michael Schwartz at South Beach’s iconic Raleigh Hotel.

In 2012 Goldsmith published her first cookbook of beloved recipes, Baking Out Loud: Fun Desserts with Big Flavors (Clarkson Potter.) The media’s hunger for her and her desserts is insatiable with coverage on TODAY Show and Food Network, The New York Times, PEOPLE Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Wine Spectator, Food & Wine and more, as well as regular contributions to Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets. Goldsmith creates seasonal recipes for cookingchannel.com and blogs about all things sweet on foodnetwork.com.

Goldsmith lends her time and support to a number of causes dear to heart like Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer. Goldsmith holds a B.A. in Photography and Film from the Philadelphia College of Art and graduated with honors from the Culinary Institute of America’s Baking & Pastry program in New York. She currently resides in Coral Gables, Florida with her partner and their two shih tzu’s, Sweetpea & Cooper.  Connect with her online at hedygoldsmith.tumblr.com and follow her on Twitter @hedygoldsmith.

Executive Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith