The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel, located in the Blackstone District of Omaha, Nebraska, is delighted to announce the appointment of Leah Meyer as Pastry Chef. Drawing on experience gained in the pastry kitchens of luxury hotels and independent outlets, Meyer will oversee all pastry operations at the newly reimagined historic property, leading a team in designing dessert offerings. for five on-site food and beverage outlets, banquets, in-room dining and various guest amenities.
Meyer joins the Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel from the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Florida, where, as Pastry Supervisor, she led a team of baked goods for three outlets and banquets. She also served as a resource person for the production and design of the wedding cakes, engaging in consultations and tastings with the brides and their families.
Previously, Meyer took a two-year tour as a chocolate maker for Norman Love Confections in Ft. Meyers, Florida, developing her skills in the stimulating art of chocolate, sharing her knowledge with colleagues, and creating dazzling products for sale. retail and special orders. Meyer also spent time as a cake decorator at Smallcakes in Ft. Meyers and as a pastry chef at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples. She got her start as a chocolate intern at Atelier Melissa Coppel in Las Vegas.
Raised in Warwick, MD, Meyer earned a Bachelor of Science in Baking and Pastry Arts from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.
When not innovating in the kitchen, Meyer enjoys painting and the arts.