After graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a degree in hospitality and going to work in a restaurant, Rebecca’s path included two years as garde manger (French “for keeper of the food”) at The Park Plaza and another two years in The Ritz Carlton’s pastry department, where she decided to pursue a career as a pastry chef.
She returned to Massachusetts and opened the celebrated Konditor Meister bakery in Braintree, which she owned and operated for 25 years and where she became regionally famous for custom and special occasion cakes. Three years ago, she sold her shares in Konditor Meister to become a pastry instructor at Le Cordon Bleu’s Cambridge location. All the while, she nurtured a dream that she’d one day move to Nantucket, where she spent part of each summer with family friends.
Today, 45 Surfside serves gourmet breakfast and lunch sandwiches with the finest cheeses, fresh-baked breads and island-grown fruits and vegetables. But it’s the pastries and desserts where customers can expect 45 Surfside to really shine.