CHEF TIDA PICHAKRON
The accomplished, award winning Chef Tida Pichakron was born and raised in New Orleans. As a graduate of Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA), she went on to earn a business degree at Texas A&M. After a few years in the corporate world she decided to begin a new career as a pastry chef. She trained at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley, CA. After completing her training in 2007, and graduating at the top of her class, she returned to Dallas to work at the Adolphus Hotel's The French Room before being invited to join the opening team in 2009 for the new Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas. After 3 1/2 years perfecting her skills and her palate in Las Vegas, she was thrilled to return to Texas in 2013 with her executive Chef, Gianni Santin, to help advance Dallas as an international culinary destination. Tida's business acumen, competitive spirit and high level of skill and talent are a driving force that has also garnered local awards and national recognition through features on TLC and competitions on Food Network.
Now, Tida and her team of extremely talented artisans create exquisite pastries, desserts, and more at our charming Old Lake Highlands kitchen. In addition to serving our East, and Far North Dallas, neighbors, we also create desserts for some of the finest hotels and restaurants in the Metroplex. So, if you need to make someone's day a little sweeter, or yours, come say Howdy!
Best Bakery for Sweets:
D Magazine 2016, 2021
Nominated for Pastry Chef of the Year:
CultureMap Tastemaker Awards 2016 & 2017
Best Place for Desserts:
Lake Highlands Advocate 2017, 2019, 2021
TLC's Fabulous Cakes
Food Network Challenge Sugar Inventions
Food Network Challenge Extreme Pirate Cakes