Season 1, Episode 4: Rachel Walton, head pastry chef at DiAnoia’s
In this episode, Jess sits down with Rachel Walton, head pastry chef at DiAnoia’s in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, to discuss all things rainbow cookies and baking inspiration. We also discuss some more serious and open dialogue, like what to do when you find yourself in a compromising position at work, how to advocate for yourself in the process, and how to overcome these conflicts and not take them with you to your next move. Rachel also tells us how she grew to manage the pastry team and what her latest creations are (I’m telling you already, you’ll want to head to DiAnoia’s ASAP after listening!)
Jessica Iacullo, What started as “just” an Instagram page to pass the time during my college days has boomed into my full-time job working with brands like Cosmopolitan Magazine, Kraft Heinz, Forbes, Jets, Boars Head, Baked By Melissa, Business Insider, various Food Network Chefs, Citi Bank, US Open, McDonald’s, Love Your Melon, Her Campus, and Little Words Project… just to name a few. In the years since I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, came back to New York City, and have since returned to the 412, I have also developed my writing skills for both my website, newsletter, and outside publications.
But at the end of the day, I’m just a girl that likes to eat and tell other people about it. Listen in!