Acadia Announces New Executive Pastry Chef Mari Katsumura

February 18, 2016

Continuing momentum spotlighted through the recent awarding of two Michelin stars, Acadia chef/owner Ryan McCaskey announced Mari Katsumura to the team as executive pastry chef. In tandem with Chef McCaskey, Chef Katsumura treats diners to an elevated pastry program at the Chicago restaurant, completing Acadia’s renown tasting menus.

Before joining Acadia, Chef Katsumura most recently worked alongside Chef Dana Cree as pastry sous chef at Blackbird (Chicago), along with holding positions at the three Michelin-starred Grace (Chicago). Embracing a progressive cooking style founded upon classic techniques and the use of artisanal ingredients, Chef Katsumura arrives at Acadia with a combined…