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Fearrington Cakes & Cuisine

Fearrington Cakes & Cuisine
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You have the venue and the dress, what’s next? The cake of course! The Fearrington House Restaurant’s cake designers will work with you to create your wedding cake vision.

From your initial meeting to your cake tasting to the cutting of the final product, rest assured that your confectionery creation is in skilled hands. All Fearrington cakes are made from scratch with the freshest ingredients available, including butter (never shortening!) and high quality Valrhona cocoa for chocolate and red velvet cakes as well as chocolate fillings. Our wedding cakes are not only beautiful, but delicious. See more of our cakes!

In accordance with the accolades of The Fearrington House Restaurant, the cuisine at your wedding will be crafted with a focus on seasonality, presentation and taste. “We keep it regional and local and use quality ingredients,” says Executive Chef Colin Bedford. “We pick food that people can relate to – what they’re familiar with – and put a twist on it, like a spin on old classics.”

Testimonials

  • Thank you so much for our two beautiful cakes you baked for our wedding. The funfetti and Villanova cakes… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, July 2016

    Thank you so much for our two beautiful cakes you baked for our wedding. The funfetti and Villanova cakes were beautiful and delicious! The groom was so happy and surprised with his cake, which was wonderful. We’ve received many compliments from guests about how tasty they were and we enjoyed trying them in our room after the party. Many thanks from us!

    - Fearrington Bride, July 2016

  • Thank you so much for our delicious cake. The top tier was beautiful and looked identical to our original, my… More >

    - Fearrington Groom, July 2016

    Thank you so much for our delicious cake. The top tier was beautiful and looked identical to our original, my wife was so surprised! It capped off an amazing, full day at the Fearrington.

    - Fearrington Groom, July 2016

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful work for our wedding! The cake was perfect. It was beautiful and both… More >

    - Fearrington Newlyweds, November 2015

    Thank you so much for your wonderful work for our wedding! The cake was perfect. It was beautiful and both flavor combinations tasted amazing. It was a pleasure to meet you and work with you. Thank you again for our truly memorable wedding cake.

    - Fearrington Newlyweds, November 2015

  • Your artistry is beautiful beyond words! I could hardly believe my eyes and cried when I saw the wedding… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, November 2015

    Your artistry is beautiful beyond words! I could hardly believe my eyes and cried when I saw the wedding cake! Thank you so, so much for creating the key component in the magical dream of our wedding.

    - Fearrington Bride, November 2015

  • Thank you so much for turning my vision into reality and baking such beautiful cakes for [groom] and I. We… More >

    - Newlyweds, April 2015

    Thank you so much for turning my vision into reality and baking such beautiful cakes for [groom] and I. We were so pleased with how they turned out, not to mention how delicious they tasted! I think I ate at least four pieces by the end of the night. [Groom] absolutely loved his groom’s cake and he was so surprised when he saw it. What a special memory for him and I. Thank you again for all your hard work and for being such a sweetheart during the planning process. We appreciate it more than you know!

    - Newlyweds, April 2015

  • Thank you so much for helping us celebrate such a special time in our lives! Your cake was such an unexpected… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, October 2014

    Thank you so much for helping us celebrate such a special time in our lives! Your cake was such an unexpected surprise and it was delicious! Thank you for taking the time to make us the beautiful cake.

    - Fearrington Bride, October 2014

  • We just wanted to drop a quick note to thank you for the wonderful wedding cake that you helped us design and… More >

    - Fearrington Bride, September 2014

    We just wanted to drop a quick note to thank you for the wonderful wedding cake that you helped us design and made for our wedding day! The cake was absolutely gorgeous with a wonderful taste to match! It was exactly what we had in mind when we sat down and you placed our ideas on paper and then transformed them into an awesome cake.

    We couldn’t be more pleased with the wedding and you have certainly made it more special with a cake that everyone couldn’t keep their eyes off! Thank you again!

    - Fearrington Bride, September 2014

Our Cake Designers & Chefs

Paola de Maayer, Pastry Chef & Cake Designer

Paola was born and raised in Costa Rica. Originally working in the corporate world with a focus on human resources and management, she decided to pursue her true passion after relocating to the US. During her time in culinary school Paola was selected to work at the Food Network in New York City, developing and testing recipes. She joined Fearrington’s team in early 2015 and was promoted to Pastry Sous Chef in 2016.

Colin Bedford, Executive Chef

A native of England, Colin came to The Fearrington House in 2005 as Executive Sous Chef and was promoted to Executive Chef in 2008. Colin’s culinary interest began early on, taking him to The Castle Hotel, Niagara on The Lake and Prince of Wales Hotel. Colin partners with local farmers, using the finest ingredients from the region and our gardens.  In 2012, Colin was named a Grand Chef by Relais & Chateaux. Read more about Colin here.

Tom Whitaker, Executive Sous Chef

Hailing from Hexham in the North East of England, Tom began his culinary education at Queen Elizabeth High School. After working in some of the top restaurants in the region, Tom moved to the United States in 2006 and began working at The Fearrington House. Tom became Executive Sous Chef in 2009.

Thomas Card, Sous Chef

Originally from central New York, Thomas trained in some of the region’s best fine dining establishments until 2005, when he then relocated to Emerald Isle, NC to refine his culinary skills with fresh sea food and local produce. Thomas then moved to Raleigh to join the opening team of the Umstead Hotel and Spa. After four years Thomas left to join The Fearrington House as a Sous Chef in 2011.

Page Smith, Catering Manager

Originally from central Virginia, Page has over 20 years of hospitality experience, managing restaurants in the Caribbean before moving to Fearrington in 1998. Before being promoted to Catering Manager, she proved to be a jack of all trades working at The Granary, The Fearrington House, catering and the flower shop.