Executive Chocolatier Joshua Neubauer is a California native who has been in the baking and pastry industry for 11 years. He began his culinary career as a cake decorator in a large grocery store chain in Southern California. For the next eight years, Chef Josh became one of the premier cake decorators of the chain. He was called upon for demonstrations at special events and decorating wedding cakes all over Southern California.
Chef Josh decided to further his career by attending the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. During his seven month internship at Harrah’s Rincon Resort Casino in Valley Center CA, he found a new interest in chocolates and confections. He received his Bachelor of Professional Studies in Baking and Pastry Management with High Honors in 2011.
Chef Joshua is a member of Central Baptist Church. He enjoys kayak fishing when he is not busy in the bakeshop.
Pastry Chef Ciana Neubauer was born in California – but got to Texas as quickly as she could at the young age of 3 and considers herself a definite Texan at heart. Chef Ciana was raised by her wonderful mother in a single parent home and credits her love of baking as a direct result of helping her mother with this ‘chore!’
Chef Ciana graduated from A&M Consolidated H.S. and attended Texas A&M University for 3 years and then transferred to The Culinary Institute of America and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts Management where she was an active member and president of the schools chapter of the Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Society .
While attending the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Ciana met Chef Joshua and the rest is history – they were married on September 8, 2012!
Chef Ciana has been a member and enjoyed the fellowship of her church family at Central Baptist Church for the past 15 years.