Before she transitioned to making gourmet burgers, Anisha was turning out delicious cakes, cookies, and other treats at Puffs & Pastries in the same location on The Avenue. When I asked her earlier this summer, why the switch? She explained that she trained as a chef and wanted to take her skills in another direction.
Anisha started out her career in a much different field. She was studying bio-medical engineering at Hopkins but then left to pursue her interest in cooking. That background should come in handy in the science of baking.
Another Marylander is also competing on the show: Paula Shoyer, a pastry chef and owner of Paula's Parisian Pastries Cooking School in Chevy Chase.
Each chef will be given three pastry challenges with surprise ingredients. Ron Ben-Israel, who owns an eponymous fancy cake shop in NYC, is the judge. He will determine who will win the $10,000 cash prize.
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