Francesco Manfredi

Francesco Manfredi,
born in Italy 1971.

  • Owner of Sweetaly Bakery, San Diego (CA)

  • 2013 Works at Bruno Bakery New York City as Executive Pastry Chef

  • November 2012 Sweet Genius contestant on Food Network

  • January 2010 Second Place Winner at the Italian National Pastry Competition.

  • From October 2003 to July 2008 worked as head. Pastry Chef at Leonetti Pastry Shop in Glen Cove, NY.

  • February 2006 I participated at the Pastry Culinary Competition in Long Island, NY, Winning First Place in best chocolate piece, best sugar piece, best plate dessert, best entrements, best table presentation, best overall exhibition.

  • January 2006 , 2005, and 2004, Finalist at the Watermill Fundraising Competition.

  • January 2004 Finalist at the USA Pastry Competition New York.

  • From 2001 to 2003 Co-owned Dolcezze in Brooklyn, NY.

  • October 2003 Decorating Pastry Contest, Atlantic City.

  • Summer 2003 Wedding cake published on Wedding in Style Magazine

  • January 2003 Finalist at the USA Pastry Competition, New York, 2nd Place Winner plate dessert

  • October 2002, 1st PLACE WINNER for "Baker of the Year 2002" in Atlantic City.

  • October 2002 Finalist in Wedding Cake Competition, Atlantic City,

  • November 1999 to 2001 employed at Bruno Bakery, NY

  • 2001 Attended classes at the French Culinary Institute and classes at the Paris Gourmet, in Manhattan and New Jersey.

  • 1998, 1997, 1996 First Place Winner for three consecutive years at the Mediterranean Pastry EXPO.

  • 1985 to 1999 worked in family business Pasticceria D'Elia; at the age 14 trained with maestro Luigi Biasetto; at 18 I staged for Barry Callebaut for "De Luca Company"; at 21 attended the Etoille Institute of Venezia, under the supervision of Master Pastry Chef Iginio Massari and Stefano Laghi.


Contact me at:

Sweetaly Bakery
1110 Rosecrans St
San Diego 92106 (CA)

tel +1 619 546 5156
cel +1 347 506 5693

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