About Annette & Sumpter
Neither of Brandy Bart's grandmothers made a lot of sweets, nor were they from scratch... so there goes that line about spending hours in the kitchen making the perfect pie crust. One grandmother is a party animal, preferring a little drink of Chivas Regal on any given day while dancing to Stevie Wonder's greatest hits. The other loves to feed and clothe the masses using anything she has within her grasp, while singing melodies from days past never sitting still to leave anyone or anything unattended. Both of them prefer to stay busy, and both of them have an immense love of family and food. Here's where we find Brandy.
The corner of Annette & Sumpter streets in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana was where most of her days were spent during childhood, those formative duckling years that mold the human perspective. The smell of chopped fresh seasonings, and percolating chicory coffee permeate the walls of her most favorite place on Earth, the original Annette & Sumpter kitchen. This kitchen is special simply because it's where her creativity was born. It's where everyone is, sitting around a table too big for its space, tiny, cramped, loud, cacophonous, vibrant with laughter, singing, whistling, and jokes are cracking like eggs in a frying pan.
It's the place where all the magic happens. Crafts, coffee, and cooking. Thinking on it, this is probably why she chose this industry. Food makes her happy, and sweets make her even happier. With her upbringing already rooted in French tradition it only seemed right to learn the art of Pâtisserie in Paris, France. So in 2011 she flung herself across the Atlantic ocean to attend and graduate from École Supérieure de Cuisine Française – Ferrandi, a part of The École Gregoire-Ferrandi which was established by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Using Atlanta, Georgia as her home base, Brandy’s influences are firmly planted at the intersection of classic French and Southern American pastry. She has been making delicious and strikingly beautiful custom desserts for her clients since 2012.