Rapidly expanding local doughnut and pastry shop Five Daughters Bakery is making a major addition to its core personnel, as they have announced that veteran Nashville chef Kevin Ramquist has been hired on as creative director.
Ramquist, who previously worked at the now-shuttered Green Hills fine dining stalwart F. Scott's Restaurant and Jazz Bar for nine years, spending his last three as executive chef, officially started in his new role August 1. He tells Eater that he will be in charge of creating new product lines and new flavors, including focusing more on the savory aspects of the bakery's offerings.
Clearly the move is a bit of a departure for Ramquist, who will work full time in his new position, while still taking on some independent consulting gigs. But he says that it felt like the right fit for a number of reasons:
[Owner] Isaac [Meek] had been approaching me about working with him for a while, he really likes my style of cooking. And I really like Isaac, just a great human being, and his vision for Five Daughters. So I finally said yes. It just seemed right. It also allows me to not have to put in typical executive chef hours, but I can still be creative in the kitchen.