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PUMPKIN Churro
At Blue Jay Bistro, the female-led restaurant in Littleton, North
Carolina, Chef Ashleigh Fleming leads the charge, crafting the
menu as an ode to her past experience and childhood, while celebrating
North Carolina through locally and regionally sourced
ingredients and surrounding Southern influence.
The restaurant's pastry chef Brittany Elmore recently created
and introduced the Pumpkin Churro to the menu - a fun, seasonal
spin on the classic Spanish pastry.
" I think the key to our menu development is our culinary team.
We have a small core group in the kitchen that has a really diverse
professional background with very different flavor profile
preferences and past experiences that we are pulling from, "
Fleming says. " We all work together - so someone comes up
with an idea and then usually a couple of us tag team it, pass
it back and forth with different components and plating, and
come up with something we are proud of. Every dish is kind of
collaborative. "
Elmore continues to find inspiration within the hometown she
grew up in - taking classically southern desserts she was raised
with and recreating them utilizing simple and delicious ingredients
in an elevated, fun new way. For her, being a chef is everything
they told you not to do growing up: playing with your food
to create something even better.
As the pastry chef of Blue Jay Bistro and Daphne's Coffee
Shop, both located in Littleton, Elmore has been baking since
she was old enough to do it on her own. Having fallen in love
with pastry at an early age (influenced by her self-proclaimed
sweet tooth), Elmore spent her childhood growing up in Lake
Gaston, North Carolina, watching baking shows and dreaming of
being the next Cake Boss.
" I very much agree with Chef Ashleigh, the key to our menu is
all of us in the kitchen working together throwing out ideas of
different things we've learned or love to make to help the menu
items go above and beyond expectations, " Elmore says. " Chef
Ashleigh told me when I started working on the dessert menu
to look at things that had special meaning to me and work from
there to create things with passion. Growing up in the Littleton
area, I've learned the tastes of people around me and going to
Johnson & Wales in Miami I learned how to take the taste of
people I've grown up with and make them amazing. "
At 18, Elmore made the move to Miami, Florida, to pursue culinary
school at Johnson & Wales University. Graduating with an
AS in Baking & Pastry Arts and a BS in Food Service Management,
Elmore began her career with an internship at a small cake
shop in Pembroke Pines, Florida. From there she built up her
experience working in different hotels and restaurants around
Miami, Tampa, and back in Lake Gaston where she found her way
to the team at Blue Jay.
" There may only be five of us back there but we're having fun
and we're excited about food and cooking, " Fleming says. " Plus,
there's no wrong answer - if somebody has an idea, let's make it!
Not everything makes the menu and not everything is great, but
if we aren't experimenting, we aren't growing. It helps that our
community and farmers are all really excited too. "
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