Miranda Brown’s interest in baking started as a high school project. In 2011, her pastry career began in earnest at a bakery in downtown Mooresville, N.C. Hungry for more, she worked two years as pastry sous for Ashley Boyd at 300 East. Next, Miranda took the pastry program at The Asbury at The Dunhill Hotel in Uptown Charlotte to new heights in early 2018. In August, she won Pastry Chef of the Year at the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association Chefs Showdown.
Tasteful twists and artful presentation have landed Miranda a loyal following as the Charlotte pastry scene has come into its own. She takes her cues from seasonal Southern ingredients—and deftly pairs them with an eclectic mix of flavors from around the globe—creating bites of welcome, comfort, and elegance. She makes the restaurant’s desserts as well as buns, breads, biscuits and hundreds of the restaurant’s iconic Sticky Biscuits each week.
Photo: Peter Taylor