Emily Luchetti

Emily Luchetti, the executive pastry chef at Waterbar and Farallon Restaurants in San Francisco, is recognized around the world for her award-winning sweet creations.

With four cookbooks to her credit and numerous awards, including a 2004 James Beard Award, patrons can always count on a delectable, exotic and innovative end to their meal. Emily has been the executive pastry chef at Farallon since 1997 when the restaurant opened.

She has written four cookbooks: Stars Desserts, Four Star Desserts, A Passion for Desserts, and A Passion for Ice Cream. In addition to the James Beard Award, Emily received honors including the 1998 San Francisco Focus Magazine Pastry Chef of the Year, the 2001 Women Chefs & Restaurateurs Golden Whisk Award and the 2003 Food Arts Magazine Silver Spoon Award. In 2009 The San Francisco Chronicle named her one of 20 Visionary Chefs in the Bay Area. She is currently Vice Chair of The James Beard Foundation. To learn more about Emily, visit her website here.