Corinne Cline, Chef/Owner of Tarte Cafe & Bakery in Andover, New Hampshire, was named 2016 Chef of the Year by the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association at their recent Stars of the Industry Award Dinner held at the Courtyard Marriott Grappone Center in Concord.
In presenting Cline with the award, Mike Somers, President and CEO of the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association said, “Corinne Cline is not your average 27-year-old. In February, this pastry chef realized her dream of opening a cafe and bakery, which has quickly become a destination for espresso drinkers and croissant connoisseurs throughout New Hampshire.
At the same time, Corinne and her team of 10 have developed a thriving wholesale business, providing local restaurants and a bustling conference center with weekly deliveries of pastries, pies and cakes. Despite long hours and a 7-day work week, Cline has found time to give back to her community by allowing students to shadow her, by donating pastries and gift cards to local organizations and by donating end-of-the-day pastries and breads to local food pantries as well as the New Hampshire Gleans program.”
Founded in 1919, the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association (NHLRA) is the statewide trade association representing business interests for the hospitality and tourism industry.
Tarte Cafe & Bakery, located at 46 Main Street, serves breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Sunday. Chef Cline leads a team of 10 pastry cooks, culinary professionals and baristas, creating French pastries, cakes, pies, sandwiches, soups, salads, and assorted desserts. For more information about Tarte Cafe & Bakery, visit their Web site at www.tartecafeandbakery or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.