Pastry Chef Kady Yon - Biography
Born in Hong Kong, but raised in McHenry, Illinois, Pastry Chef Kady Yon was studying International Studies and Law at the University of Iowa when she decided to pursue a career in pastry. She had been given a copy of a Charlie Trotter cookbook and was floored. Without any formal training, Yon instinctively decided to pursue her passion for food and secured a position working with Chef Bill Kim at Le Lan.
She also spent a brief stint at The Four Seasons. Soon though, Yon decided to focus on desserts at Charlie Trotter’s. After first working under the restaurant’s long-time pastry chef Della Gossett, Yon went on to become the pastry chef of this award-winning restaurant. In 2010, Yon joined the Boka Restaurant Group as Boka’s pastry chef. Yon’s desserts showcase an impressive restraint and a focus on clean flavors and presentation.