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Amy Beth Edelman
Chef/Owner

Amy has over 25 years of experience as a chef. Her interest in cooking began during restaurant work in high school and her passion for food began at birth. Her enthusiasm for creating and appreciating well-prepared food sent her to culinary school. She attended the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York.
 

Immediately after graduation in 1988, she worked at the CIA as a fellowship. She has worked as a pastry cook and chef at the five-star Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida, The Intercontinental Hotel in New York City and at EuroDisney in France. After returning from France she was the chef at a Chestnut Hill restaurant called Pollo Rosso. In 1996, she started a small catering business and sold it to buy The Night Kitchen Bakery in 2000.

Amy and John were asked to cook brunch at the James Beard House for guests in April of 2013 which was a huge success and tremendous honor. Amy has appeared on Philadelphia's NBC affiliate, the 10! Show, numerous times to demonstrate everything from Halloween ghost cupcakes to sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving. She has also appeared on CN8's Your Morning, Fox News and  Seeking Solutions with Suzanne.

Amy grew up in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia and attended the Philadelphia High School for Girls. Her love of the area and commitment to environmental issues led her to create a grassroots community organization called GReenINChestnutHill (GRINCH) .

Amy married chef John Millard in 2002. Shortly after they married he began running the bakery with Amy. John and Amy adopted a little girl named Izabella (7 years old) in February 2011. She is looking forward to running the bakery one day.



John Millard
Chef/Owner

John Millard, a graduate of the University of Illinois, has honed his craft in such kitchens as Cafe Max in Florida as well as the White Dog Cafe and Odeon in his adopted city of Philadelphia.

After marrying Amy in 2002, John joined the Night Kitchen Staff. A motivated self learner, John easily adapted his savory cooking skills to baking. John bakes the cakes, cookies, pies and prepares the cake fillings and icings. John has delivered the majority of wedding cakes and large specialty cakes over the years.
John has two sons, Andrew (24) who graduated from Lehigh University and Danny (20) who attends Temple University. John's love of technology led him to create the Night Kitchen blog, Facebook Fan Page, and Twitter account.



Alex Kujawa
Assistant Pastry Chef

Alex attended The University of Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University with a degree in Pastry Arts.  Alex has been a creative force at the bakery for nearly as long as Amy has owned it. She was the first Pastry Chef that Amy hired and her creativity was the catalyst for the bakery's foray into 'specialty cakes'. Alex has a natural artistic ability and an innate sense of color and design. 

She and her husband, Chef Chris, have a beautiful daughter named Mischa.

Kathleen McCafferty
Assistant Pastry Chef
Kathleen was raised in Chestnut Hill and studied Communications at LaSalle University.  She has worked in many different fields with a focus on customer service.  When hired at the bakery, she started as a front staff worker and has been promoted several times over the course of 4 1/2 years.  Her favorite job at the bakery was learning the tips and tricks of the baking process, but now her eye is turned to learning the art of cake decorating.  Katie enjoys the challenge of decorating and the opportunity to be creative.  

She loves living close to her family and friends and also loves to spend time with her boyfriend and their 2 cats.  
 



Bakery Hours 
Monday - Friday : 7-7,  Saturday : 8-6,  Sunday : 8-4   
 
Call Us to Place an Order
215-248-9235

7725 Germantown Avenue  Philadelphia, PA  19118   
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