Monday, May 23, 2011

    Introducing Chef Holly, Boulanger Supreme of SPOT Bagel in San Francisco

    SPOT Bagel is proud to announce its Bakery Director, Holly Pugliese, who'll be taking bagels to a level they've never been before – a true art. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York City, Chef Holly spent much of her childhood cooking and baking with her beloved grandmother Stella in their family restaurant.

    Chef Holly continued to feed her passion of cooking and baking at the California Culinary Academy (CCA), graduating in 1991 and teaching baking and pastry at CCA, Foothill College, and The College of Food in 1999.

    Chef Holly was the only female head baker for Carmel's Il Fornaio and has worked within the pastry departments of numerous bakeries and restaurants including The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, Hyatt's Carmel Highlands Inn, Monterey Plaza Hotel. Chef Holly is active in the Bread Baker's Guild of America.