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Valerie Gordon

Tastemaker

Before becoming the patron saint of the petit four in Los Angeles, Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections was an actress, yoga instructor and worked in restaurant management, so despite hailing San Francisco, we like to think she’s “very LA.” Considering her dedication to farmer’s market fresh ingredients and classic recipes, it comes as no surprise that Food Network, James Beard Foundation and LA Mag revere her coffee crunch cakes, artisanal chocolates and savory meals year after year.