Meet the Team
While Madrid got her start in a gluten-free wholesale bakery, she has spent the past five years establishing herself professionally in Michelin starred restaurants. Before joining Butter&, she spent time in the kitchens of Mourad, Michael Mina, and Quince as the Pastry Sous Chef. At Butter&, Madrid heads the design team where she applies her gastronomical skillset to develop and implement new flavors by sourcing sustainable and equitable ingredients, creating new designs, and inventing unique designing techniques. She also serves as Butter&’s GM, working closely with the operations team to ensure all aspects of the business are aligned. Her favorite thing about working at Butter& is playing bops and laughing while we crush cake orders like Kevin crushes cake.
Recenna brings a sense of joy and humor to Butter& every day. Before joining Butter& full-time, Recenna was a baker at 85C Bakery Cafe and crafted delectable pastries at James Beard nominated bakery, Neighbor Bakehouse. At Butter&, Recenna is in charge of upholding the quality standards of design and taste - she examines the finished cakes and evaluates all reviews we receive to ensure we are delivering a high quality product that meets our standards. Along with quality control and designing cakes, she is also Butter&’s in-house Pantone custom color maker and created Butter&’s signature color palette. Recenna’s favorite things at Butter& are the people and designing beautiful cakes for our clients.
After college, Kevin moved to Pittsburgh, PA where he worked for several years in fine dining at Morton’s the Steakhouse. While at Morton’s, Kevin enjoyed doing a little bit of everything - he was a host, server, banquet server, front line expeditor, and a food and beverage manager. His time at Morton’s reaffirmed his desire to work in a field that helps bring people joy. At Butter&, Kevin deals with client communication and interactions, processing orders, operational processes, and of course - crushing cake. Some of Kevin’s favorite aspects of working at Butter& are the close-knit team atmosphere, the commitment to delivering a high quality product (he’s a bit obsessive with his attention to detail), and the journey of growing with a small business.