Jessica Craig talks about nurturing talent, Jamaican excellence, and kitchen dance parties.

By Kat Kinsman
Updated December 12, 2019
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Episode 44: Jessica Craig

It took one civil law class for Jessica Craig to figure out that she didn't want to spend time behind a desk. Luckily for the sweets-loving diners of New York City, she's found her calling as the powerhouse executive pastry chef at L'Artusi, and a role model for young people in the industry. Craig sat down for a heartfelt talk about nurturing talent, the importance of Jamaican cuisine, the heartbreaking history of shoebox lunches, and why she rocks out to Beyonce with her team.

Follow Jessica Craig on Instagram: @dachocolatechef84

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