Pastry chef Joshua Gripper has garnered attention from local and national media for his dazzling confections at The Dutch at W South Beach Hotel & Residences. A native New Yorker, Gripper jump-started his career as a child baking for his family in Jamaica, Queens.A graduate of the Art Institute of New York City (formerly the New York Restaurant School), Gripper joined the opening team at Butter restaurant,and went on to Cafe Boulud where he joinedpastry chef Eric Bertoia and then chef de cuisine Andrew Carmellini.After honing his craft while spending time in France working at Provence’s famed Michelin two-star restaurantOustau de Baumanniere, he returned to the U.S. and was tapped by Daniel Boulud to serves aspastry chef of db bistro moderne. He later teamed up to work alongside Carmellini again in New York where he applied his academic knowledge and personal experience to Italian cuisine. After relocating to Miami Beach where he enjoyed sweet success at Gotham Steak, Gripper joined forces with Carmellini once again at The Dutch, the latest outpost of his roots-inspired American restaurant which opened in November 2011.
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