Meet the Contributors

Get to know the fun personalities providing colorful commentary about Unique Sweets this season.

Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark

Alie and Georgia are the best friends you wish you had. The hosts of Classy Ladies and Tripping Out with Alie and Georgia always have something fun to say about sweets from coast to coast.

Paulette Goto

When she's not talking about treats on TV, top pastry chef Paulette makes incredible designer cakes and blogs on her site, Polly Cooks & Eats. She was also head judge of Food Network's Sugar Dome and appears on King of Cones.

Jamika Pessoa

Jamika finished in fourth place on The Next Food Network Star, Season 5, and was a host on TLC's Home Made Simple. The Atlanta-based chef became known as the "Chef to the Stars" after being the go-to caterer for BET, Def Jam, Sony and more.

Aarti Sequeira

Aarti won The Next Food Network Star, Season 6
— and America's hearts. She has hosted Aarti Party and judged on Guy's Grocery Games, both on Food Network, and hosted Cooking Channel's Taste in Translation.

Zac Young

Since finishing in fourth place on Top Chef: Just Desserts in 2010, Zac has showed off his talents as the pastry chef at David Burke Kitchen in New York City. He also co-hosts our Web-original series Double Ovens.

Jocelyn Delk Adams

Jocelyn is the founder of Grandbaby Cakes, and the author of a cookbook and blog of the same name that put a modern spin on her family’s — particular her grandmother’s — cherished passed-down recipes.

Jimmy Bannos Jr.

Jimmy is a James Beard Award-winning chef who runs Italian-Greek-Spanish fusion restaurant The Purple Pig in Chicago.

Chuck Nice

Chuck is a standup comedian who is known for his former Radio Chick show in NYC, as well as for hosting HGTV’s Buy Like a Mega Millionaire and appearing on the Today show.

Lynn Chen

Lynn is an actress-turned-blogger — she writes The Actor’s Diet — who has appeared onstage at the Metropolitan Opera and on the TV show Fear the Walking Dead.

Lazarus Lynch

Lazarus’ multimedia brand Son of a Southern Chef puts modern twists on his father’s recipes. He also has been on Food Network's show The Kitchen and ABC’s Tastemade Get Cookin’.

Skyler Bouchard

Skyler runs the blog Dining with Skyler and the popular Instagram account @nycdining. She also hosts a weekly segment on Food Network’s Snapchat Discover channel about cocktails around NYC.

Michael Gulotta

Michael is the chef at critically acclaimed Southeast Asian restaurant MoPho in New Orleans.

Fabio Viviani

Fabio showed off his Italian cooking chops on Top Chef and Top Chef All-Stars, and owns and operates popular restaurant Siena Tavern in Chicago, as well as spots in four other states.

Waylynn Lucas

Waylynn owns popular doughnut shop Fonuts — which sells baked doughnuts with lots of vegan options — in Los Angeles and is a judge on Food Network’s Cake Wars.

Tarik Abdullah

Tarik was on Anthony Bourdain’s team on cooking competition show The Taste in 2014 and hosts many pop-up brunches in Seattle.

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