Meet The Team

These are a few of the faces you’ll see regularly at M&M. Led by a young and talented team of people passionate about providing memorable culinary experiences and genuine hospitality.

 
 
 
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alison f. phillips | executive chef

What is your muse?

I've been lucky to have a lot influence to when it comes to cooking. I thank my mom for always pushing my lil sister and I always to try new food, even if we didn't like it. She would always be experimenting in the kitchen and would call different foods with weird names to get us to eat certain things. Another influence to pursue culinary really happened when I was in middle school I had to get acl reconstruction surgery and was down for quite awhile. During that time I watched a lot food network, Anthony Bourdain, and Wolfgang Puck. I was inspired to cook and travel, the idea that I could take this trade anywhere was really appealing to me. I grew up in the Bay Area so I felt like I could travel anywhere, every type of food was within a 10 mi radius. So I was able to try an assortment of different foods and different styles of food.

What do you hope guests takes away from your work?

That people see the care and love that we put into the food and the time.

What is your favorite part about M&M?

That I can be creative. I have been encouraged to do so but not to the degree here.

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kat e. mcgill | pastry chef

What is your muse?

My friends and family would be my biggest muse. Taking flavor profiles they love and introducing them in different mediums and combinations. I also take inspiration from things I encounter while traveling. It’s crazy how an appetizer I had in Chicago became the inspiration for the donut I created for the Downtown Donut Festival.

What do you hope guests takes away from your work?

I hope guests take a new experience with familiar flavors when they eat the pastries I make. I pour my heart and soul into the work I do and I hope that speaks to the guests. The goal for me here at M&M is to be able to provide something for everyone. Whether you like fresh and fruity pastries or things on the decadent side, my hope is that each person will find something they love in our pastry case.

What is your favorite part about M&M?

My favorite part about M&M is being able to run wild creatively. Between the Cake of the Moment, Weekend Specials, and flavor profiles that rotate monthly there is always an opportunity to experiment a little. It’s fun to be able to play at work; that’s when it doesn’t feel like work at all.