Thessa Diadem

ChefLos Angeles

Thessa most recently oversaw pastry at Jonathan Whitener and Lien Ta’s Here’s Looking At You and All Day Baby, where she was recognized among Food & Wine’s best new chefs of 2021. Her diverse lineup of desserts included All Day Baby’s signature pies and paletas, plus serious layer cakes and breakfast treats like cinnamon rolls and conchas. Her cakes are relatively minimal in descoration but decadent in flavor combinations, like banana cake with honeycomb cream and cinnamon buttercream, or a chocolate cake with hazelnut dacquoise, hazelnut buttercream, and Vietnamese coffee jam (familiar to fans of the ABD chocolate cream pie).