february, 2018

11feb7:00 pmSold Out!Sucrée - La Fête du Chocolat

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Let’s start with dessert!

This year’s Valentine’s-inspired Sucrée, La Fête du Chocolat, is a three-course celebration of that most classic and coveted confection that we love to give and to receive… chocolate! Together, Gracie’s Executive Pastry Chef Melissa Denmark, Ellie’s Lead Pastry Chef Caitlyn McGuire, and Knead Doughnuts Head Baker Wetherley Hundley will highlight this divine delicacy in its many forms, showcasing their favorite chocolate producers in a unique preparations that exhibit their personal passions and skills!

The evening will begin with savory hors d’œuvres and a cocktail hour, followed by seated dessert tastings accompanied by signature cocktails from Gracie’s Lead Bartender Sam Royds.

Tickets for the event, which runs from approximately 7:00–9:30pm, are $80.00 per person, all-inclusive. Reserve your seats early for this luscious and love-filled affair through our website, at 401-272-7811, or by contacting Kelly at kelly@graciesprov.com!

Wetherly Hundley of Knead Doughnuts

Wetherley Hundley is the lead of Production over at KNEAD Doughnuts in downtown Providence, RI. A New Hampshire native, she spent much of her childhood baking in the kitchen – even helping to produce wedding cakes for friends and family. The majority of her inspiration is drawn from the simplicity of the cooking she grew up with, combined with the more refined flavors that can be found in the variety of restaurants in the city. Having graduated from the Johnson & Wales Pastry Arts program in 2013, she has gained experience from a variety of local bakeries and cafes. After taking part in the planning of KNEAD, she has been leading the kitchen crew since opening in December 2016. Producing unique, approachable, and delicious products is one of her favorite things to do. When not in the kitchen, she can be found grabbing a coffee, taking a yoga class, or hanging with her husband and two dogs!

Melissa Denmark of Gracie’s and Ellie’s Bakery

Chef Denmark grew up in Columbia, Maryland, with a cookbook in one hand, and a whisk in the other. Her love of baking led her to Johnson & Wales University, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in baking and pastry arts. That same year, Denmark assumed the role of Executive Pastry Chef at Gracie’s, and in 2012, developed the bread and pastry program at Ellie’s Bakery.

Chef Denmark draws her inspiration from travel, childhood memories, and unusual ingredients to create savory-sweet, unique desserts. She was named as one of the 50 best new pastry chefs in the country by Food & Wine magazine in 2012, and in 2014 was named a Rising Star in Coastal New England by the culinary magazine, Starchefs.  GraciesProv & Ellie’s Bakery

Caitlin McGuire of Ellie’s Bakery


Caitlyn McGuire comes to us from Andover, New Jersey. She began her baking and pastry career at Stella G’s, an intimate breakfast and lunch cafe that introduced her to the beauty of working with seasonal and fresh ingredients. Caitlyn attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence and received her bachelors in Pastry Arts. She completed her internship at Gracie’s, where Caitlyn fell in love with the company and the team fell in love with her drive. After her internship, she was offered the position of Assistant Pastry Chef position at Ellie’s and ultimately, Pastry Chef.

Caitlyn has a keen eye for detail and a systematic method for recipe development. Caitlyn celebrates the refinement of hand crafted pastries and the broad-sweeping language of good food. Now, while the world sleeps, Caitlyn leads a passionate team of bakers through the night, so that all of Rhode Island can have fresh croissants and goodies. Ellie’s Bakery


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