Sucre, New Orleans
Chef Ashley Addy McMillan graduated from the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, New York. While in New York, she interned at Bouley and participated in every event offered through the school. Chef Ashley was chosen for one of Ron Ben-Israel’s coveted intern positions, but declined the offer to come home to New Orleans, where she started her culinary career in the pastry kitchen at Commander's Palace. She then went on to work for Sucré when they opened their flagship store on Magazine Street in 2007. Over the years, Chef Ashley has assisted in Food Network competitions and executed all of the pastries you have come to love from Sucré. After leaving in 2009 to pursue the savory field, she worked for private chefs throughout the city and became a Sous Chef for a local catering company in 2011. She then went on to become the Executive Pastry Chef at Bittersweet Confections. After returning to Sucré in 2015, Chef Ashley worked her way up in the kitchen and became the Executive Sous Chef. She currently runs all aspects of the studio kitchen with the help of her amazing team. She looks forward to a future with a company she has grown to call a second home.