Growing up in a full-blooded Italian family on her mom's side, food was always a part of Heather’s life. In high school, she wasn't quite sure what she wanted to do, until she took an elective culinary class and her path became instantly clear. The culinary class catered weddings, parties, and even ran a restaurant in the school for the teachers to eat lunch. Becoming more and more involved in the class, Heather decided to take a chance and apply to a private culinary school.
She graduated from high school on a Monday, and by that Wednesday she had moved to New York to start culinary school at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. Heather enrolled in the Baking and Pastry Art program and twenty-one months later had an AA at the age of nineteen.
Heather’s first stint of her career was as a cake decorator with Publix where she learned speed and superb customer service. Next she tried her skills with the Walt Disney World Company where she baked desserts for a restaurant in Magic Kingdom. Wanting to further her career and grow in her field, Heather applied at Bern's and quickly worked her way to the top as pastry chef. Determination and passion have always been the driving factors for Heather, and you won’t meet anyone on the team who will tell you differently.