Chef Jimmy MacMillan and Pastry Virtuosity in the news


How to Host a Virtual Cookie Swap by Jillian Kramer | November 12th, 2020 

Make it easy for guests to sign in by sending a digital invitation with the log-in information for the virtual event. Pastry Virtuosity pastry chef Jimmy MacMillan suggests sending your invitations two to three weeks in advance, "so everyone has plenty of time to purchase ingredients," including shipping materials—so that you and your guests can send off your yummy creations in time for the swap.

A Virtual Thanksgiving Dinner Is The Best Way To Celebrate Family And Show Gratitude This Year by Aly Walansky  | October 17th, 2020 
“Have a contest for the best-looking dessert or side dish, or pick an ingredient like pomegranate or Mutsu apple and have guests surprise each other on screen with what they made,” said MacMillan. Ship homemade items A sweet touch of home is going to make a big difference in a year that feels strange and unnatural at times. “With a little advance planning, impress and delight family and friends by baking and shipping a cookie tin to each of your guests’ households,” said MacMillan. Remember to label them ‘don’t open until the holiday!’

Pastry Virtuosity: Casual Nostalgia by Jimmy MacMillan | Fall 2020
"Personally, I enjoy eating at a pub or bar that has a delicious menu. As ‘fast casual’ dining is on the rise, it makes sense that food quality has improved in the bar arena. I think it can be somewhat challenging to make desserts that go well with these comfort foods, i.e., burgers, nachos, or street tacos. Desserts served at the bar need to be approachable, simple to plate and perhaps, shareable. Let’s look at designing interesting bar desserts that are classic, distinctive and tell a story."