Natasha Capper is the Executive Pastry Chef at the historic Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Born in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), Natasha emigrated to the USA with her family in 1982. She holds a bachelor of science in Foodservice Management from Johnson & Wales University, Charleston, South Carolina. Through her career she has held numerous positions at such prestigious companies as The Grove Park Inn, Renaissance Hotels and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
Natasha is a Certified Executive Pastry Chef through the American Culinary Federation. An avid competitor, she held the degustation position for Team Danks during the 2005 and 2007 National Pastry Team Championship. Some of her numerous awards include the 2007 ACF Southeastern Pastry Chef of the Year, “Best Bread Showpiece” at the 2006 Bread and Pastry Team Championship, a gold medal from the Charlotte Southeast Regional competition, as well as silver and bronze medals at the Southern Pastry Classic, and first place at the 2008 US Foods ACF Culinary Salon centerpiece division. Recently, Natasha and her teammate Heather Hurlbert earned the Best Sugar Showpiece award at the 2011 National Showpiece Championship.
Natasha sits on the advisory board for Chattahoochee Technical College. She believes that the best way to learn a subject is to teach it. Natasha is also a member of Barry Callebaut’s exclusive Chocolate Ambassadors Club; a program designed to educate others in the fine art of chocolate.