Marisa Lown Pastry chef The Radical Cupcake theradicalcupcake.blogspot.com
These days you won't find pastry chef Marisa Lown in a restaurant kitchen, but that doesn't mean she's left the Valley pastry scene. Lown is still active both in her kitchen and on social media as The Radical Cupcake, which was once the name of her custom bakeshop that specialized in allergy-friendly and organic baked goods. She stopped that side of the business, but is now offering allergy-friendly consulting services to restaurants and chefs.
According to Lown, it's a growing priority for chefs and restaurateurs.
"From a restaurant perspective, food allergies are the bane of their existence," she says.