January 27, 2015
By: Matthew Odam
Swift’s Attic pastry chef Callie Speer has joined Delish Bakery (209 W. Third St.) as head pastry chef and creative director. Speer will continue to work at Swift’s, where her desserts, like the whimsical popcorn and a movie, have drawn raves.
Speer, a Food & Wine People’s Best New Chef Nominee in 2013, will introduce new items to the third street bakery, while continuing with the bakery’s custom cakes and signature cupcakes. She plans to add cake decorating and baking classes later this spring.
“I am excited to introduce new desserts and try new things at Delish. The store-front allows me to be more direct with the customers and see how they react to new desserts,” Speer said. “I love connecting with people over dessert and am ready to keep upping the dessert game in Austin.”
As part of the new partnership, Speer will host bi-weekly pasty pop-ups at 10 a.m. on Saturdays, beginning this weekend. The pop-ups at Delish will feature Parkside Project’s Erica Waksmunski (Jan. 31), former Uchi culinary director Philip Speer (Feb. 14), Casey Wilcox (Feb. 28), Swift’s Attic’s Mat Clouser (March 14), and artist Keith Kreeger (March 28).