The Root Names New Pastry Chef


WHITE LAKE — The Root restaurant has named Emily Davis as its new pastry chef.

A Michigan native, Davis began experimenting with pastries at a young age, and at 14, started working in the restaurant industry. She has always been interested in math, science, and art, and found that creating pastries is a delicious combination of all of these elements.

After culinary school at Schoolcraft College, Davis was executive pastry chef at Gastronomy in Southfield, where she was recognized for her ingredient-centric and innovative style, creating nuanced desserts by layering delicate flavors.

She has been seen performing cooking demonstrations on Fox 2 Detroit, and won the Presenting Sponsor’s Award at the annual Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan Cookie Gala for her creative use of Girl Scout cookies.

Davis enjoys creating desserts with contemporary flavors and presentation, while using classic techniques, and is excited to bring that philosophy to The Root.