Hubbell & Hudson
Pastry Chef Nguyet Nguyen didn’t find her true calling until she reconsidered her future as a pre-med undergrad at the University of Kansas. After completing her Human Biology Bachelor’s degree, Nguyet exchanged her lab jacket for a chef’s jacket. It was the combination of the precision of science and the creative freedom of art that made her fall in love with pastry. She enrolled in Johnson County Community College’s (JCCC) pastry program and committed herself wholeheartedly to pastry art. As her skills developed so did her competitive spirit, which lead to several medals in American Culinary Federation’s culinary competitions including 2010 Central Region Pastry Chef of the Year. After working for the 40 Sardines Restaurant and the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, in 2010 he accepted the position of Assistant Pastry Chef at Houston Country Club, where she worked alongside chef Jeffrey Guy for two years. In 2012, she became Executive Pastry Chef of Artisans restaurant in midtown Houston. In 2013, in search for her entrepreneurial skills Chef Nguyet founded the Nougat Desserts & Confections, where she sold baked goods and confections at Houston’s farmer’s markets (Urban Harvest and Grogan’s Mill) highlighting local and seasonal products.