On today’s episode of All in the Industry®, host Shari Bayer’s guest is Claudia Fleming, the Proprietor & Pastry Chef at The North Fork Table & Inn in Southold, Long Island, NY. When Claudia was named Outstanding Pastry Chef by the James Beard Foundation in 2000, it was a well-earned recognition of the new chic, sophisticated, unfussy and casually graceful style she introduced – and continues – in her classically inspired, seasonal desserts and pastries.Claudia’s craft and approach to ingredients reflects the time she spent working in restaurants in New York (Jams, Union Square Cafe, Montrachet, TriBeCa Grill, and Gramercy Tavern) and in Paris (Fauchon). In 2005, Claudia along with her late husband, chef Gerry Hayden, left Manhattan to open The North Fork Table & Inn, in Long Island’s farm-filled wine country, living and working close to food producers. They set out to serve extraordinary food in a simply adorned, formal room, to create a dining experience like that found in the European countryside; and they succeeded. Claudia’s exquisite book, The Last Course: Desserts from Gramercy Tavern, (Random House 2001), is prized by cooks and collectors alike. Her recipes have also been featured in numerous national publications, and she has served as a judge on TV’s Chopped and Top Chef: Just Desserts Today’s show also features Shari’s PR tip, Speed Round, Industry News discussion, and Solo Dining experience at Chef Cedric Vongerichten’s Wayan in NYC. Listen at Heritage Radio Network; subscribe/rate/review our show at iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. Follow us @allindustry. Thanks for being a part of All in the Industry®!

Photo courtesy of Claudia Fleming.

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