Judy Contino is a self-taught pastry chef! Her pastries are recognized as Chicago's best by Chicago Magazine and New City and New Woman Magazine chose her as one of the top 10 female chefs. Judy was a corporate pastry chef for Lettuce Entertain You and she has worked with many four star chefs. Judy contributes her success to hard work, creativity, consistency, and always learning. There's no question that Bittersweet has set Chicago's standard for pastry.