Fine dining restaurant Congress has hired Michelle Arcilla to serve as executive pastry chef at chef David Bull’s restaurant located in the base of the Austonian.
Arcilla, who previously worked at Congress on the pastry team, returns to Congress after serving as pastry chef at Jeffrey’s. A Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts graduate, Arcilla’s career include stints at at celebrated restuarants Michael Mina, Campton Place, and Masas. Arcilla replaces Erica Waksmunski who left to open Red Star Southern trailer and has since added pastry chef at Parkside Projects to her duties.
?"?It’s great to have Michelle back in the Congress kitchen where we are able to provide a? platform f?or her to? express her personality and talent?," Bull said.? "?Her drive and work ethic push those around her to be their best while continuously pushing her desserts to the next level. Michelle’s plates bring a sense of refined comfort to the menu with her brown-butter ?apple tart or ?pumpkin semifreddo. Her goal is to make our guests happy with a fun and delicious approach?"?