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Platine Cookies featured on the Food Network along with
being named on of Los Angeles’ 20 Best Bakeries by the
LA Magazine hasn’t hurt business either.
Each hand-made cookie that Platine produces is created
from all-natural ingredients, mixed in a small batch from
an original recipe, baked under the proprietor’s watchful
eyes, and artistically hand packaged.
Jamie grew up in Miami Beach, FL where early on she
showed a passion and talent for baking and pastries. She
counts her mother and grandmother as early influences
in her gravitation toward the kitchen so after graduating
from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts degree,
Jamie received an Associates Degree from The Culinary
Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.
While in Hyde Park, Jamie was awarded the 1998
Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Scholarship, which
enabled her to continue her culinary education at the CIA
Greystone Campus in the NapaValley, CA. After completing
her studies and receiving a Certificate in Baking and Pastry
Arts, she began work at The French Laundry restaurant as
Chef de Partie alongside James Beard Award recipient chef
Thomas Keller, and Pastry Chef of the Year Award recipient
Stephen Durfee. In late 2001 after several years at the
French Laundry and a brief sojourn in Dallas, Texas, Jamie
decided to follow her sweet tooth and moved to Los Angeles
to begin Platine.
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hef Jamie Cantor has relied on quality products
and word of mouth to build her cookie
institution in Culver City, CA. However, having
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That’s good enough for me!
Jamie Cantor