Laney Jahkel-Parrish

300 East  |  Charlotte, NC

Laney is the pastry chef at 300 East. She graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 2016 with a degree in baking and pastry arts. She sought an internship with Ashley Boyd at 300 East, working up from pastry assistant to sous chef. She also holds a degree in French, art history and interior design from Queens University in Charlotte.

Laney has loved to bake and cook since she could reach the stove. She decided to leave a career in higher education to pursue her dreams of being a chef. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, canning and making preserves, shopping at the local farmers markets, and spending time with her cats. A professional member of the Piedmont Culinary Guild since 2017, she is enthusiastic about creating plated desserts from the bounty of North Carolina produce available year round.

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Laney is participating in the Fall Fête on Saturday, October 19.