Sasha Piligian

Location: Glendale, California

Los Angeles-based pastry chef Sasha Piligian owns and operates May Microbakery in Glendale. Formally of Gjusta and Sqirl, she is known for creating seasonal desserts and baked goods packed with bold, fun flavor combinations. In addition to Food & Wine, her work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Pastry Arts Magazine, Forbes, and others. 


Sasha Piligian entered the restaurant industry when she stumbled upon a job opening at Cooks County on Craigslist that piqued her interest. With no prior kitchen experience, she gradually worked her way up to pastry cook. Piligian then spent a couple of years as a morning baker at Gjusta before landing the pastry chef position at Sqirl in East Hollywood, where she truly flourished experimenting with seasonal ingredients and trying out different flavor combinations. Three years at Sqirl gave her the opportunity to develop her own style and decorating technique. After a brief stint in Nashville to help open the restaurant lou, she returned to LA at the beginning of the pandemic to start a cottage bakery named May Provisions, in honor of her grandmother. Piligian bakes to order custom cakes, seasonal pastries, and desserts for individual and retail clients like Canyon Coffee out of her Glendale home. 


Sasha Piligian studied art history in college. 

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