SULTRY

About


Brian and Melissa moved to Pittsburg in November of 2016. Brian, originally from
Mathews, Virginia, has spent the better half of twenty-five years in the kitchen, exploring different cuisines and classifications of cooking. Brian started out at New England Culinary Institute in Vermont where he found his love for farm to table. He went on spending some time in Colorado and Arizona where he met Melissa, then finally finding his home here in Pittsburgh. With a passion for food that is rivaled only by his daughter and other half, Brian is excited to get to better know Pittsburgh and to offer his interpretation of a love they have in common… food. Melissa is lucky enough to call two places home; upstate New York and the Metro Detroit Area. With just over fifteen years in the kitchen, Melissa has had the pleasure of working with and learning from some amazing chefs. Upon graduating from the Baking and Pastry Program the Culinary Institute of America, where she learned from some of the only Certified Master Pastry Chefs and Bakers in the world, Melissa moved back to Michigan, then spent the next 8 years in Phoenix, honing and growing her pastry and hot side knowledge. Throughout her career, she has explored desserts from traditional to modern with some molecular gastronomy, but she mostly enjoys giving new presentations to old desserts and sweets while respecting traditional flavors.