Konrad Spitzbart

The Peabody Hotel
Memphis, TN

Originally from Austria, Chef Konrad comes to Memphis by way of a string of 5-star pastry kitchens in Mackinac Island, Detroit, Beverly Hills, and Memphis.

In 2009, he led a pastry team from The Peabody that competed in “Food Network Challenge: Giant Gingerbread Houses,” and won.

Today, Chef Konrad still relies on the basics he learned early on. “The fundamentals are most important,” he says. “Everything, even the latest pastry trends, comes from the basics. Everything new is derived from something else.” Even peanut butter and banana Elvis cakes.