Gâteaux Owner and Pastry Chef, Lindsay Cromartie, laughs when asked how many years she's been "doing this," as in cakes and pastries. Look at the circa 1986 picture to the left for her answer! Professionally, Lindsay has been "doing this" since 2005, when she realized, while still at UNC Chapel Hill, and in spite of enjoying her majors, she wasn't cut out for a desk job or teaching.
From Chapel Hill, to The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, where Lindsay prepared herself with a Baking and Pastry Degree before finding her way back to our lovely old mountains. She started work at The Inn on Biltmore Estate in Asheville, and became their Pastry Demi-Chef. She left Biltmore to become the Pastry Chef at Lansdowne Hotel and Resort in Leesburg, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. Fortunately, after a year in the "Big City," Lindsay and her family realized " ... there's no place like home ..." and returned very happily to Hendersonville, where, after a brief hiatus, she has established Gâteaux.
Lindsay is one of those people who genuinely loves what she does, and it shows in everything she creates. Excited to work one-on-one with her clients, Lindsay wants to ensure that whatever she is creating for your occasion is a perfect reflection of your personality, tastes, and passions. "It should taste as good as it looks" are the words she lives by. Lindsay promises that you won't be disappointed.
Please visit our shop; Lindsay would love to meet you. If she isn't there, she's busy chasing after her husband, two sons, and two cats, and will be back shortly.