Chef Zetta Marie
Inspired by her grandmother who owned a restaurant, an aunt who owned a catering business, and her mother who owned a toy making business, Zetta has been baking professionally since 2008 after graduating with a Certificate in Professional Baking and Pastry. She was also inspired by them to one day own her own bakery business. Zetta Marie’s Patisserie, owned by Professional Pastry Chef, Rosetta Stevenson (Zetta) specializes in Classical European pastries and International desserts. Zetta, who is deaf, has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Art, a Certificate in Professional Baking and Pastry and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management from the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago. In high school, a teacher asked the class what each student would do after high school. Zetta said. “I want to be a chef.” The teacher replied, “Impossible, you’re deaf.” Believing in the power of possibility, the comment propelled her to pursue her dream and become a chef owning her own bakery.