Stacey Harris, a pastry chef and caterer, has been creating diabetic-friendly sweets for several years. While training to be a pastry chef at the Bidwell Culinary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Harris was diagnosed with diabetes. Initially discouraged that she could no longer enjoy her desserts, Harris became determined to find a way to make tasty low-carb and low-sugar desserts.
She is a member of the American Diabetes Association, and her baking techniques have been featured in their magazine, Diabetes Forecast. She works with Bayer Healthcare and Giant Eagle Marketplace Grocery Stores to provide diabetic-friendly recipes. She regularly gives cooking demonstrations in the Pittsburgh area and has a blog, www.diabeticpastrychef.com, that she updates regularly with low-carb recipes and tips on recipe modification.
At thirteen, Harris took her first home economics class and felt a growing passion for baking. In addition to baking, she enjoys interior design, cooking, and gardening. Harris lives with her husband, Howard, in Pittsburgh.