Mindy Segal’s Sweet Retreat


From airy doughnuts to fluffy, house-made marshmallows melting in cups of rich hot chocolate, Pastry Chef Mindy Segal has been turning sugar lovers’ dreams into a reality ever since she opened her eponymous Mindy’s HotChocolate in 2005.

Now the 2012 winner of the James Beard Foundation’s “Outstanding Pastry Chef in the Country” sets her sights on a new challenge, adding baked goods to her repertoire with HotChocolate Bakery and Café, opening this summer on the 2300 block of North Milwaukee in Logan Square.

“I’ve been working on my craft for 30 years and want to explore the bakery side of the field,” shares the pastry chef. “We’ll have a full, extensive line of bakery items people can take away or eat in the café, or they can be used for wholesale.” So when you’re thinking of serving sweet treats at your next event – keep Ms. Segal in mind. For more info, call Mindy’s HotChocolate at 773.489.1747.



About Irish Mae Silvestre

Irish Mae Silvestre earned her master’s degree in journalism at DePaul University and has worked in the magazine industry for over seven years. She grew up in Dubai, wrote for The Dubai Mall magazine and is a self-appointed KitKat connoisseur.