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Mellisa Root, Pastry Chef-Owner
Chef Mellisa Root has headed up the pastry programs in some of the highest regarded restaurants, luxury resorts and country clubs across the country.
Chef Root also represented the United States on several occasions, in the World Culinary Olympics (where she won three gold medals), the International Culinary Classic competition (where she earned three gold and two silver medals) and most recently in the Gelato World Cup.
Mellisa is also a talented chocolatier and while in Las Vegas, she created edible works of arts at M Resort Las Vegas and worked beside Francois Payard at Caesars Palace.
Prior to creating the dessert bar and program at The Hairy Lobster, Chef Root was Chef de Partie at Thomas Keller’s Per Se the year it won the 10th best restaurant in the world and most recently Root was the Pastry Chef of Madera, the Michelin starred restaurant at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park.