Photo: Pastry Chef owners Maria and her husband Frank.
While she manages the front of the store, her husband bakes, and the two of them are joined by an extremely courteous counter staff and additional bakers, who “make everything from scratch” according to Maria. “Our quality is everything to us. We make all our own butter creams, cannoli filling and chocolate mousse. We don’t buy or use any pre-made ingredients. That is the way I was introduced to the bakery business, and it’s the way my husband was as well,” she said, during an early morning interview.
With the Holiday Season a popular “Yule Log” of yellow sponge cake filled with fudge is purchased as quickly as it is made. Cookies in the shapes of bells, stars and Christmas trees are also finding their way onto dessert tables. As for cakes, there is a #1 bestseller, and that is a chocolate mousse cake with cannoli filling.
Special requests are always available to customers who would like to place their orders one week before the pickup date. “We make everything fresh and on the actual day of pickup.” For patrons needing a cake quickly, they will find a large selection of them, along with many other baked goods, in display cases at the Pastry Chef.
As Maria Trindade, her husband and staff celebrate their fourth year in Tarrytown, they have become an important part of the Village’s business fabric. They are liked for their approach to service and respected for their attention to quality. How sweet it is.
The Pastry Chef in Tarrytown is located at 57 North Broadway in Tarrytown. They are open 7 days a week. Monday through Saturday from 6:30 am to 7 pm. On Sunday they close at 5 pm. Telephone 914-631-6556