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Imperial Desserts

are James Beard Award-winning chef Vitaly Paley's renowned

"It's hard to find simple
things that are done very
well. I think people forget
how good something like
apple pie can really be."

restaurants in Portland. These are also notable for their

Michelle Vernier, pastry chef at Imperial and Portland Penny Diner

The culinary scene of Portland, Oregon, took a giant leap
forward recently with the appearance of two Portland chefs
among the final three on Bravo TV's acclaimed Top Chef.
One of Portland's own who made the finals, Doug Adams is
chef de cuisine of Imperial and Portland Penny Diner, which

Americana desserts, crafted by pastry chef Michelle Vernier.
Vernier is pastry chef for Paley's three restaurants, Portland
Penny Diner, Imperial and the landmark Paley's Place. She

Vernier's affection for food started very early as she recalls being

joined in March 2012 with the knowledge that she would be

interested in cuisine as soon as she learned to walk. She grew up

able to create pastries and desserts for three distinct Portland

with an Italian mother who made ravioli and gnocchi; she also

establishments.

distinctly remembers gathering morel mushrooms and raspberries with her grandmother in her home state of Michigan.

"Our pie of the day is our best-selling dessert since day one,"
says Vernier, who grew up in Michigan among a family of cooks

Vernier spent a summer traveling through Europe and came

and studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park,

back from Paris yearning to know more about bread and

New York. "Everything about pastry makes me really happy.

pastries. She worked with baker Michael Rhodes at Sel de la

I love being the first person in the kitchen who gets to pick

Terre in Boston, and soon started to refine her own baking

through the fresh produce."

style, which eventually took her to Paley's.



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Bake - March 2015
The Branding Issue - Lessons for All
Table of Contents
News Bites - Gonnella opens cold storage and distribution center
Dunkin’ Donuts to open 46 stores in Indiana
ClubRational grows to 65,000 members
My Favorite Things
Management - Develop Leaders Who Lead
Legislation - Eliminating Trans Fats
Food Safety - Packaging Matters
Ingredients - Picking Winners
Equipment - Saving Labor
Making her couture cake and eating it too
Creating a Brand of Excellence
All About Promotions
Change Your Culture
Bread and Buns
Imperial Desserts
2015 Wedding Trends
Versatile Muffins
Cafe - Get Gourmet With Breakfast Sandwiches
Fruit-infused Teas
Products
Product Showcase
Classifieds
Ad Index
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