Local resident Vanessa Greeley is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York and an award-winning TV chef.
Now there is an opportunity to learn to create an edible masterpiece just like the TV chefs.
On Friday, Aug. 3, members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce joined Greeley and her family to celebrate the opening of the Vanessa’s Cake Designs studio on Southwyck Lane and announcing her classes, which are offered by appointment.
Greeley’s accolades include winning top places at some of the most prestigious cake competitions in the country. Her work has also been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers as well as on CBS News, NY1, Fox News, CNN, Yahoo News, Reuters and CNBC to name a few.
Greeley made her TV debut competing in a live challenge for Wedding Cake Wars on WEtv.
She has also designed and created a chocolate dress for the Chocolate Fashion Show in New York since 2008 alongside Tony award-winning costume designers.
Greeley loves competing on TV, having earned second place on the “Chocolate Myths” episode of FoodNetwork’s Challenge, and on the “When Toys Come to Life” episode of FoodNetwork’s Sugar Dome.
Most recently you may have seen her on Cake Wars Christmas Special.
At Vanessa’s Cake Designs, you can take classes on everything from cake decorating, to chocolate sculpting, pumpkin carving and modeling with sugar.
Class sizes are small and geared to different skill levels from beginner to advanced.
“At Vanessa’s Cake Designs,” said Greeley, “hands-on experience is emphasized, and instruction is packed with the latest techniques, tips, and tricks of the trade. And our guest instructors are some of the premier pastry artists and chefs in the industry”.
Vanessa’s Cake Designs is also a source for custom-made wedding and celebration cakes.
For additional information or to make an appointment visit chefgreeley.com