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Rebeca Edelmira Alvarado-Paredes, Executive Pastry Chef

When Rebeca came to us, manna won the lottery. In all of my years in the restaurant business, I have never met a more amicable person & never met a more skilled sugar-smith. Typically, you get one but not the other. With that type of talent comes ego; an inability to meld into a team mentality; a lack of desire to train and be trained. But for her, there is nothing more further from the truth—Rebeca is an enigma.

She found us on a social network and asked if we needed a pastry chef. We were intrigued. She came in a literally blew us away. After she was able to handle the pantry station during a busy service, we gladly brought her into the fold.

Like Jameson, she has been a pillar, stabilizing our restaurant with imagination, thoroughness and dedication. She has also become our little rock star, easily getting the most requests by her fans in the dining room. Although she is still a little shy when it comes to coming onto the floor, Rebeca has become more glib with the guests (obviously looking to unseat me).

Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, Rebeca moved to Yonkers, New York when she was around four years old. She graduated from Johnson & Wales (Providence) with a degree in Baking and Pastry. After her studies she worked at Renaissance Hotel (Providence) & Pastiche Fine Desserts (Providence). In Boston she gained employment at L’espalier. She has interned at L2O (Chicago), Eleven Madison Park (NYC) and WD-50 (NYC).

“I love baking, making things look pretty. I love the art.

It is hard to believe but her favorite food is canned tuna fish and avocados while her favorite dining experience was at Blue Hill (NYC).

Her dream job (after manna) would be to work for Pierre Herme. She loves to travel, painting and playing with her cat.

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  • 123 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
    Dinner Hours: Tues-Sun: 5:30—Until  |  Closed on Monday
    Bar: Opens at 5pm
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