Former Vice-President of Operations, Magnolia Bakery, New York, NY
Pastry & Baking Arts, 2003 and Culinary Management, 2004
Before enrolling at ICE, Sina Clark worked in advertising. In the late 1990s, friends encouraged her to sell her cheesecakes. She started baking them out of her apartment and bringing samples to restaurants, hoping they'd place orders. When business picked up, she switched to a part-time office job and decided that she also needed to go to culinary school to make a full transition. While waiting to finish her Culinary Management diploma, she saw an ad that did not list a business name but sounded too perfect to pass up on. She emailed her resume and cover letter every day for seven days. Several weeks later, she was had a job as shift manager and cake icer at Magnolia Bakery’s original location. When Magnolia was sold to a larger group in 2007, she became the general manager, a title she went on to hold at two other stores as they opened. As Vice-President of Operations for Magnolia Bakery, Clark was in charge of production at all six locations of the famed cupcake company. She dealt with front and back of the house employees (about 300 total) and worked on recipe development and implementation, training, store openings, and much more.