Monthly Chef Highlight
Executive Pastry Chef Toni Roberts
Chicago’s sweetheart reigns in the pastry kitchen of theWit hotel creating witty, infectious confections for guests at ROOF, State and Lake Chicago Tavern, Weddings and Spa@theWit. Her reverence for Valhrona chocolate is evident in her delicate black bottom chocolate mousse. The lemon marshmallow cake, light beignets, custom macarons and chocolate churros made with Patron XO are all house favorites.
As gentle and elegant as the sweets she creates, Chef Toni is widely appreciated by guests and peers, alike. Chef Toni had her dessert selected by TimeOut Chicago as one of the “100 Best We Ate This Year” in 2008, received a Jean Blanchet Award for Culinary Excellence for Rising Star Pastry Chef in 2009, won the Best Dessert Menu 2009 award by Pastryscoop.com was named one of the “Top 30 under 30” by Zagat in 2012. She also had the privilege to assist Chef Marcus Samuelsson at the White House during his Guest Chef appearance for the Obama Administration’s first State Dinner.