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Heather Earnhardt Leaving Volunteer Park Cafe

One of the best bakers in the city moves on.

By Christopher Werner November 16, 2011

Burke (left) and Earnhardt, pictured in 2007.

Here’s some big news: Heather Earnhardt, preternatural pastry maker at Volunteer Park Cafe, is moving on from the restaurant, according to a release.

Earnhardt, who helped to open and was with the cafe for five years, is leaving to teach baking and consult on projects. (Something she’s familiar with: High 5 Pie’s Dani Cone enlisted her help in early 2011.)

Two of Earnhardt’s “protégées” will take over for her, and VPC chef and owner Ericka Burke will have a hand in the baking as well. Anyone who has sampled Earnhardt’s baked goodness (especially those chocolate chip cookies) knows those are big red shoes to fill.

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