executive pastry chef
Alexandra Motz is the Pastry Chef at Gavin Kaysen’s restaurant Spoon and Stable in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. Alex joined Spoon and Stable as part of the restaurant’s opening team in 2014 under the direction of Spoon and Stable’s original pastry chef Diane Moua. Throughout her career, Alex has worked locally with Tim McKee and Mike DeCamp (La Belle Vie), Shawn McKenzie (Burch, 112 Eatery), and Union Restaurant and Rooftop where she was named one of the “Top 10 Pastry Chefs” by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.
As a manager, Alex understands the importance of flexibility in her coaching style, which helps her better mentor and collaborate with her team.
“I became a pastry chef because of the artistry, and I’m finding my creativity through colors and collaboration with the chefs on the savory side,” says Alex. “As my responsibilities have grown, I’ve also appreciated the importance of not just cooking, but also how to create a team through mentorship. That type of team building leads to the best ideas.”