Pastry Chef James Mullaney lives the sweet life. His prolific talents bring beauty, whimsy and sublime indulgence to the tables of the finest establishments in Georgia.
Mullaney takes the artistic aspects of pastry to fresh heights through his award-winning showpieces. In 2005, he and his team took top honors at the National Pastry Team Championship held in Phoenix, AZ and has claimed more than 30 other medals in pastry and ice carving competitions over the course of his career. Mullaney was selected to represent the United States in 2006 and 2009 in World Pastry Championships, here in the U.S. and France.
Mullaney, originally from Pittsburgh, commenced his culinary career in the U.S. Army as a food service specialist, training at Fort Jackson,SC. He later graduated from an accredited Pastry Apprenticeship Program at The Cloister on Sea Island. He then expanded these skills further at chocolate schools in the pastry meccas of Belgium, France and Spain. Additional training at the Notter School of Confectionary Arts led to a full time position as lead instructor of baking and pastry.
Mullaney worked for the Sea Island Company / Mobile Five-Star Cloister Hotel for a total of 18 years, 9 as Executive Pastry Chef. He served as Pastry Chef of the Mobile Four-Star Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, AZ and as Pastry Chef of the Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, FL. Recently, he worked with Atlanta Foods International and QimiQ Corporation (Austria) working as Corporate Pastry Chef.
August 2012, Mullaney opened his own business “J Mullaney Pastries,” a consulting and catering firm serving clients around the world.