WomenCook! Featured Chef – Kathleen Davia of Gateaux

Each week, we will feature the women chefs who are participating in 7th Annual WomenCook! – Dining for a Difference event.

Today, we are proud to feature Kathleen Davia of GATEAUX, another returning chef to the WomenCook! event. 

Chances are high that if you live in Denver, you have either tried or heard about GATEAUX’s incredible shortbread cookies, but that is just the beginning for what makes GATEAUX special. Kathleen and her team create some of the most incredible specialty cakes and pastries.

Kathleen Kenny Davia and her business partner, Brad High, met as pastry chefs at the Historic Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, CO 15 years ago. It was there that they fine-tuned their pastry skills with wedding cakes, French pastries and assorted desserts.

Kathleen received her Baking and Pastry Degree from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI . She has worked in various hotels including the Marriott in Vienna, Austria and was Executive Pastry Chef at the Inverness Hotel & Golf Club.

In 1999, Kathleen and Brad fulfilled their lifelong dream of opening the GATEAUX bakery. They have enjoyed being business partners and friends as well as providing the training for future pastry chefs.

We had the chance to sit down with Kathleen last year to hear her story and involvement with WomenCook! check it out: