Emily Luchetti

Chief Pastry Officer
Sweet Queen


Emily Luchetti spends much of her time making chocolate and jam.

She has helped define what great pastry means in America. She was the Pastry Chef at Jeremiah Tower’s legendary Stars in San Francisco, before moving on to lead the Pastry departments at Farallon and Waterbar Restaurants. Emily currently oversees all things sweet for The Big Night Restaurant Group in San Francisco.

Creating simple, elegant desserts that are full of flavor, Emily’s many honors include the James Beard Foundation award for Outstanding Pastry Chef (2004). In 2012, she was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America. She is the author of five dessert cookbooks.

She is the founder of dessertworthy a movement to empower people to be more mindful of their sugar and fat indulgences.

Emily has served on the board of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs and is currently on the board and Chair Emeritus of the James Beard Foundation Board of Trustees, a Dean at the International Culinary Center, Chef Ambassador for Wellness in the Schools (WITS) and an Oxfam Sister of the Planet.


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