donna’s formal education began at the French Culinary Institute of New York in 1995. In addition, she studied under famous cake decorator Ron Ben-Israel, Chef Vincent Mary of L’Ecole Paris, and Pastry Chef Bill Yosse at New York’s David Bouley restaurant.
Over the years, she has worked in top New York City restaurants with some of the most renowned executive pastry chefs in the industry. The list includes names such as, Andre Renard of the Essex House, and Jacques Torres of Le Cirque. Donna continued to develop her skills in the art of custom cake design while working with well-known cake decorator Margaret Braun.
Donna Sardella is more than just a pastry chef. She combines art with pastry. Donna’s unique creativity brings her cake creations to life. She uses the most innovative techniques to create designs for your special occasion. It is a guarantee, that she will bring her professional, personalized and detail – orientated approach to you and your custom cake order. Donna’s vast education, training and employment background goes into every cake she creates!
For over a decade Donna Sardella has been the pastry chef at Basilico restaurant in Millburn, New Jersey. Her specialty is creating artistic desserts and creative cakes for her customers.