Sweet Melissa Patisserie was originally established in 1998 in Cobble Hill until 2006 when they opened the Park Slope location, located at 175 7th Avenue, in Brooklyn. The two locations have now been consolidated at in Park Slope to give Executive chef & owner Melissa Murphy a chance to focus on her culinary craft. Melissa is a native New Yorker and a graduate of New York’s French Culinary Institute (1995), where she currently serves on the Advisory Board committee and was the recipient of the “Most Outstanding Alumni” award in 1998.
Melissa has worked in many fine restaurants throughout New York City and the Hamptons, and has written numerous articles for magazines such as Food and Wine, Bride’s Magazine, Fine Cooking, Quick and Simple, The New York Times Magazine and Pastry Arts & Design. She has been favorably reviewed by the New York Times, the NY Daily News, the NY Post, Time Out NY, New York Magazine and more.
Melissa won a national recipe contest sponsored by the Almond Board of California (“Marzipandimonium!” 2006) and competed on the “TV Food Network Challenge: Edible Ornaments” ( December 2007), where she captured the grand prize. Sweet Melissa Patisserie’s currently enjoy the Zagat Marketplace 2007 award for “Best Tarts and Pies” in all of NY.