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Tom Ponticelli, a Caucasian man with short gray curly hair, lifts off the plastic dome covering a chocolate, nut-crusted dessert in the Davio's kitchen

Tom Ponticelli

Master Pastry Chef

One of the most memorable events in Tom’s career as a pastry chef was when he got the opportunity to make Julia Child’s 80th birthday cake — not just because he was chosen for the honor, but because Ms. Child is one of Tom’s all-time culinary heroes. Cooking has always been a creative outlet for Tom, who says that his work philosophy can be summed up in three simple ideas:

Think ahead, stay organized, and work clean.”

Tom, who in addition to being a master pastry chef has a masters in English Literature, enjoys reading, movies, and gardening.