Lasheeda Perry

Lasheeda is a freelance pastry chef and the owner of Queen of Flavor LLC, a company that specializes in everything from revamping your dessert menu to helping you design and execute your dream dessert for a special event. She has always had a passion for culinary arts, and luckily for the sweet-tooth everywhere, this love has materialized into a successful and rewarding career. Prior to creating Queen of Flavor, she received her culinary education from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. Immediately after graduation, Lasheeda secured an entry level pastry cook position at Four Seasons Resort Dallas. Within five years into her career, Lasheeda would hold the title of Executive Pastry Chef at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Bon Appetit Management Company LinkedIn. Throughout her culinary journey, Lasheeda has received numerous awards and accolades. In 2012, she won season two of Food Network Sweet Genius after proving her skills by overcoming tight time constraints, masterfully incorporating secret ingredients and accommodating larger-than-life requests. That same year, several of Perry's desserts landed on Philadelphia food critic Craig LaBan's coveted Four-Bell Finest list. In 2018, she was a finalist on Food Network Best Baker in America , Season2 where she was coined the “Queen of Flavor”. Perry also co-authored The MatchaMiracle: Boost Energy, Focus and Health with Green Tea Powder and featured in Toques in Black which is a cookbook that celebrates black chefs. Queen of Flavor is based in the Los Angeles area, however, you can find her virtually in a city near you! Currently, she teaches fun-filled pastry classes on the Food Network Kitchen app and hosts virtual baking experiences.