Meet the Chef Baking Brooklyn’s Most Beautiful Desserts

Chef Melanie Moss

Melanie Moss

Mini Melanie, Brooklyn

The sweetest (and most colorful) part of our NYC culinary camp will no doubt be our time spent in the pastry kitchen with Chef Melanie Moss! Based in Brooklyn, Mini Melanie bakes some of the city’s most beautiful treats — they’re almost too pretty to eat.

Whether for a special occasion or an everyday indulgence, Mini Melanie’s signature truffles and cakes are a dessert to be enjoyed any time. Chef Melanie caught the cooking bug when she was six years old (just a little younger than our culinary campers); after cooking alongside her grandmother, Melanie honed her culinary skills at the Institute of Culinary Education. 

With her dedication, focus, and love of everything sweet, Melanie followed her culinary passion all the way to the kitchens of Michelin-starred restaurants. Now you’ll find her baking up a storm in the Mini Melanie pastry kitchen (though she loves cooking savory dishes just as much as she does a decadent dessert).

Chef Melanie’s go-to snack may be mac ‘n cheese with a side of salad, but you’ll find nothing but sweets in her pastry kitchen — Funfetti Cake and Time to Chai-Lax Truffles are just a few Mini Melanie specialties we can’t wait to try! Find Mini Melanie in the 2016 Michelin Neighborhood Guide, or get a taste of the sweet indulgence yourself by visiting the Brooklyn kitchen — that’s where you’ll find NYC Sprouts campers this summer!