After moving to Los Angeles in 2015, the high priestess of pastry, Hedy Goldsmith, is heading back to Miami for good.
Starting in September, she will serve as corporate executive pastry chef for Yardbird Group. Goldsmith, a multiple James Beard award finalist who started at Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink in the Design District, is no stranger to Yardbird. She worked with owner John Kunkel in the April launch of the Beverly Hills location in the Beverly Center.
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Goldsmith’s role at Yardbird Group will include researching, developing and overseeing the pastry programs at all current locations (Beverly Hills, Miami Beach, Las Vegas and Singapore) as well as Yardbird’s national rollout over the next 18 to 24 months. In addition she will be working on new concepts at 50 Eggs, Inc., Yardbird’s parent company.
Goldsmith’s return to Miami is partially due to a food-related position landed by her wife, Heidi Ladell. Ladell is back as part owner and senior vice president of culinary for Luxe Fête Social, an all-inclusive dinner party rental service and the 2018 Winner of the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge.
“Who said you can never come home again?” Goldsmith said.