Hannah is the owner/pastry chef of Honeybear Bake Shop. She studied Baking and Pastry Arts at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and received her associates degree in 2010. After graduating, she worked at The Inn at Little Washington. She then moved to Vail, Colorado, and worked at Sweet Basil and The Sebastian Hotel. After her time in Colorado, she moved and found her home in Charlotte, NC. Since moving to Charlotte she has been the pastry chef at 5Church Restaurant Group, Big View Diner, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel. She was furloughed from her job at The Ritz-Carlton when the pandemic hit.
That is when Honeybear was created; during her time of being furloughed she started baking more from home. She wanted to fulfill her dream of opening her own bakery. She started baking cookies, lots and lots of cookies. She decided that Charlotte needed a fun cookie bakery with unique fun flavors! Here we are today! Honeybear Bake Shop has been in business for two years. Honeybear Bake Shop has won Best Cookies in North Carolina by Yelp in 2021 and Charlotte Magazine BOB Award for Best Cookies in 2021 and 2022.