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Becky Sunseri

Becky Sunseri

Tin Pot Creamery

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Becky's work combines: Food, Entrepreneurship, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Owner, Executive Pastry Chef

I make people happy through ice cream.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Nutrition Sciences

    Cornell University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Chefs and Head Cooks:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Restaurant/Food Services Management

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Wrote an ice cream shop menu at age 15 but didn't identify it as a possible career path.

  • 2.

    Took a nutrition course in college and felt incredibly inspired, but Marquette didn't offer a major.

  • 3.

    Transferred to Cornell University where I studied nutritional and food science.

  • 4.

    Moved to San Francisco and took a job in client operations because I thought I should learn business.

  • 5.

    Was miserable at job and started volunteering at the Farmer's Market, which led me to pastry school.

  • 6.

    Started a business called Be.Baking while working at a bakery, then a restaurant.

  • 7.

    Took job as Facebook pastry chef and made hundreds of desserts daily. Went home and made ice cream.

  • 8.

    Opened an ice cream shop in Palo Alto called Tin Pot Creamery.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    You should look perfect and be nice.

  • How I responded:

    I started doing what I loved and working hard, which sometimes meant getting dirty and doing things that weren't always "nice". I didn't have time to care about what I looked like or who liked me...that was when I fell in love with myself and began to blossom.