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Get to Know Andi Gardner

Andi Gardner, Pastry Chef at Egypt Valley, has had a passion and talent for baking and creating delicious desserts ever since childhood. Take a moment to get to know a bit more about Andi!

Share a bit about your Egypt Valley journey! How did you end up as part of the team in the role you’re in?

I started in the fall of 2020 as the pastry assistant to two different pastry chefs. This spring, the pastry chef left and the only thing that felt right was for me to step into the position! I couldn't ask for a more supportive team in this stressful transition process. I am so grateful for the people who have my back at EVCC.

Where does your passion for baking come from?

My passion for baking came from my childhood. At a very young age I discovered my love for baking and the pleasure it gave me when people enjoyed the things I made for them. I am so blessed to be able to make my passion into a career.

What’s your favorite dish to make?

I don't really have a favorite dish, but my favorite thing to do is decorating wedding cakes.

When you’re not at the club, what are you most likely to be doing?

When I am not at work I can usually be found at the gym or Target. I tend to enjoy staying in the comfort of my own home and hanging out with those closest to me.

What’s something people would be surprised to learn about you?

One of the weirdest things about me is that I don't really like sweets. I have my occasional cravings for sugary things but because I am surrounded by them all day, I don't go out of my way to eat them.