Missy Smith-Chapman is a chef at ICE

Missy Smith-Chapman

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Faculty

"Cook with intention."

Biography

Missy Smith-Chapman has over 25 years of professional pastry and culinary experience. Missy is a seasoned pastry arts educator, food stylist, and cake, sugar and chocolate designer. She holds both an AOS in Culinary Arts and a bachelor's degree in Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management. Chef Smith-Chapman began her career in restaurants and catering, including at Chef Joachim Splichal's Patina. She then moved to the culinary education world for 18 years at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, eventually rising to the team lead/department chair role.

Missy loves special events and giving back to her community, often demonstrating leadership on many projects such as Betty White's 90th birthday cake at the L.A. Zoo, the Pasadena Centennial birthday cake and the Pasadena Playhouse 100th anniversary cake.

She has also worked as a food stylist on a number of TV shows, such as "Westworld" (HBO), "NCIS" (CBS), "Lastship," "One Day She'll Darken" and many others.

Work History

  • Edible Style, 2017 to present
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, 1999-2017
  • Artist Inn, 2000-2003
  • Patina, 1998-1999
  • Epicurean Life Catering, 1996-1998
  • Private chef and consultant, 1998 to present

Specialities/Areas of Interest

  • Sugar sculpting
  • Gumpaste flowers
  • Chocolate work and design
  • Cake design
  • Food styling

Courses Taught

  • Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Culinary Management
  • Advanced Cake Decorating
  • Chocolate and Sugar Sculpting
  • Advanced Pastries
  • Nutrition
  • Sanitation and Food Safety

Affiliations & Memberships

  • WCR, USA