April 3, 2015
At 19, Sherrie moved to upstate New York to attend The Culinary Institute of America. Upon graduation, she relocated to Chicago to work under renowned pastry chef, Gale Gand at her restaurant, Tru. Next, Sherrie spent two years expanding her knowledge of food and technique at the world famous Charlie Trotters where she became the assistant pastry chef. From there, Sherrie joined the team at the Peninsula Hotel as a lead pastry chef managing several departments including banquets. Seeking a change of pace and new challenges, Sherrie arrived at Sweet Mandy B's in 2009 as a cake decorator. With her incredible talent and attention to details, she quickly excelled and in 2011 was made head baker. In 2013 Sherrie's creation of the "Bunch a Crunch Birthday Bar" won the grand prize gold medal in a competition sponsored by Nestle's to celebrate the company's 75th anniversary. As a result she was featured on NBC's television program Extra! hosted by Mario Lopez. You can follow her foodie adventures here on Instagram!
We asked Sherrie a few questions so we all could REALLY get to know here, see her answers below!
Where were you born:
I was born and raised in Manila, Philippines.
What are you most proud of:
I am most proud of how far I have come in my career in terms of being the pastry chef in a successful bakery. I enjoy building a great team of passionate people who will do anything to excel in their craft. I love seeing them grow as an individual by giving them the right tools to be successful in this profession.
Deep Dish or Pizza cut in squares:
Definitely Pizza cut in squares, always prefer thin crust over deep dish.
My favorite band is U2. No need for explanations. ;)
Best vacation you ever took:
Best vacation I ever took will probably be Japan. It's a Foodies Paradise. So much good food, great shopping and amazing people.
Favorite song to sing Karaoke to:
.Don't Stop Believin' by Journey...duhhhh ;)))) lol
If you could chose anyone, who would be your celebrity bff:
It will be Chrissy Teigen, she loves to cook and eat as much as I do. Also, she has a great sense of humor and doesn't take things too seriously!
Dog or Cat person:
Dog person. though nothing against cats, just love the unconditional love from a dog. I see them as humans except they couldn't talk. Love my Lhasa Apso to pieces!
What’s the last movie you went to see in the theater:
Fifty shades of Grey....yikes! I am blushing! lol....