the chef



The Tenacious Tart


Born and raised in South Carolina, I have been baking since 1st grade.

I watched my mom and grandmother bake family favorites. I joined in any chance I could.

Fast forward, I enrolled in the Pastry Arts program at Delgado College in New Orleans, Louisiana.

After graduating in 2013, I became the pastry chef for Apolline the same year, and never looked back!


I came home to Charleston and started selling my cakes and desserts at a local farmers market on James Island. I am a "bootstrap" business.I saved up $300 from the sales and started The Tenacious Tart. I now work from my

in-home cake studio, offering artisan wedding cakes, celebration cakes, and desserts. I incorporate fresh, local, organic ingredients whenever possible. I have been featured twice in Post & Courier for my business, The Tenacious Tart, and been recognized as a local female chef. 

Sunday evenings are reserved for family and our weekly meal at my mother's house. We sing and play silly games. And yes, I usually bring dessert.


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It's what's on the inside that counts

The Tenacious tart is ready to provide couples with a tasty, exciting experience of choosing cakes and desserts for their weddings, as well as those seeking a cake for other special occasions like birthday parties, anniversaries, showers, and corporate events. Contact us today about creating especially tenacious for you!