Marisa Churchill has worked as a pastry chef in some of San Francisco’s most notable restaurants. She’s been called “one of the city’s top pastry chefs,” by Michael Bauer, head food critic for the San Francisco Chronicle for over thirty years. She was a competitor on Top Chef season 2, and has appeared multiple times on Food Network Challenge. She is the author of Sweet & Skinny, as well as My Sweet & Skinny Life. Her recipes have appeared in everything from Food & Wine to She has written for Huffington Post, Chowhound, and 7x7. When Marisa isn’t baking or writing, she can be found chasing after her toddler, and trying to please the most difficult food critic she’s ever faced…her six-year-old daughter.