Melanie Moss is a classically trained pastry chef who loves chocolate, cake, and jewelry. After baking in the Michelin-starred kitchens of Babbo and Blue Hill at Stone Barns (where she was pastry chef of Blue Hill Cafe and developed desserts for the restaurant), Melanie honed her culinary skills in Paris and attended the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. But she had always dreamed of opening her own business to share with others that same feeling of excitement that she had as a child opening the lid to her grandmother’s jewelry box. In the autumn of 2014, her dream came true when she launched Mini Melanie, her eponymous line of simple, nostalgic desserts cloaked in beautiful, bold exteriors. At the heart of the business is her passion for handcrafting one-of-a-kind cakes, chocolates and mini sweets using the finest ingredients, and designing them to sparkle. Mini Melanie blends Guittard and Valrhona chocolate to achieve the desired taste profile and mold release performance for her products. Mini Melanie products can be custom-designed and are targeted to caterers, event planners, and corporate gift buyers. Mini Melanie’s jewelry-inspired creations are also available on-line at www.minimelanie.com.