Cory Barrett will be the new pastry chef at The Herbfarm, the Woodinville restaurant announced today. Barrett comes to Seattle from Cleveland, where he headed up the desserts team at Michael Symon Restaurants. (You may recognize Michael Symon’s name from “Iron Chef America” and “Next Iron Chef,” his most famous Cleveland restaurants are Lola and Lolita.)
Barrett has also toiled under the glitzy likes of chefs Thomas Keller and Paul Bocuse.
Barrett replaces Anna Harlow, who left the Herbfarm to create desserts at Allium, the Orcas Island restaurant recently opened by another Herbfarm alum: chef Lisa Nakamura.
Want a sneak peak of Barrett’s style? Here’s a recipe for his famous Guinness ice cream with chocolate-covered pretzels, published in Food and Wine.