Stephanie ‘Chefanie’ Nass creates stylish cakes that match your clothes for brands like Ann Taylor, Lafayette 148 and Uniqlo.
Have your cake, and wear it, too.
Stephanie “Chefanie” Nass, a New York City-based caterer, baker and all-around savvy business woman, built a culinary empire from scratch by hosting dinner parties in her Upper West Side apartment before “dressing” custom cakes in fashionable prints for clients like Tory Burch, Ann Taylor, Lafayette 148 and Habitual.
“From the time I was a little girl, my nickname has been ‘Chefanie’ because I couldn’t stop cooking and baking,” Nass, 27, tells Moneyish. “I was always passionate about bringing people together over food and experience.”
Nass studied culinary in France for a year when she was just 16, and by the time she went to study at Columbia University, she was already staging (the culinary word for “interning”) in well-known Manhattan kitchens like Middle Eastern restaurant Balaboosta. The avid art lover also pursued jobs working in galleries to feed her second passion: design.