Chef Brooke Siem

Brooke Siem is an award-winning chef, consultant, and author with 10+ years in the food industry. With a career that includes working the line at Michelin starred restaurants, recipe development, food photography, co-founding a New York City bakery, and winning Food Network’s “Chopped,” Brooke’s background has turned her into a culinary chameleon with the ability to go both wide and deep into every aspect of the industry.

Brooke is based in Reno, Nevada. You can view her full culinary resume here.

Notable Recipes & Features

How I uncovered a 70-year old grudge baked into a birthday cake

EatingWell, May 2020

Learn to make the notorious and delicious ” blitz torte” that wove four generations of women together in my family.

15 Recipes from Laid Off Restaurant Workers

Esquire, July 2020

My mother’s soul-hugging lasagna.

An Awesome Way To Eat Frisée if You Hate Frisée (That’s Also Great if You Love It!)

Fifth Season Fresh, March 2021

For years, I’ve hated bitter frisée lettuce. Here’s how I turned it into a delicious side dish.

Photos by Jessicarobyn Keyser

What it’s like to compete on—and win—Food Network’s “Chopped”

September 2017

My first hand account of winning the hit TV Show, Chopped.

For Prohibition Bakery, Boozy Baking is Big Business

American Express, 2015

American Express profiles Prohibition Bakery

Prohibition Bakery by Brooke Siem & Leslie Feinberg

These 50 cupcakes have a kick! The product of Prohibition Bakery, a downtown hole in the wall, they’re simply the best, the booziest treats in Manhattan. Each diminutive cake is a perfect, delicious balance of texture, flavor, and fragrance. That’s why an astonishing variety of fans, from Food & Wine to PlayboyNewsweek, and Thrillist.comhave come together to heap praise upon bakers Leslie Feinberg and Brooke Siem for their creations. Make a “Dark & Stormy” (Gosling Rum, ginger beer, and lime), an  “Old Fashioned” (whiskey, bitters, orange, and a whiskey-soaked cherry), or other cupcake and you’ll become a convert from the very first bite.