Pastry chef Gina DePalma dead after long cancer battle

Gina DePalma
Gina DePalma (ginadepalma.net)

Recognized New York pastry chef Gina DePalma has died, Eater reported Wednesday morning. DePalma had been battling ovarian cancer for several years prior to her passing.

Chef Mario Batali tweeted the following on news of DePalma’s passing:

On Sept. 28, DePalma took to Twitter to let her friends and fans know that she was off to the hospital for a second cancer surgery.

On October 24, she tweeted the following messages to her friends and fans, explaining the reason for her absence from Twitter.

Honors and Awards:

  • Outstanding Pastry Chef, James Beard Foundation, 2009 (six prior nominations)
  • Bon Appetit Magazine Award for Best Pastry Chef, 2008
  • Ten Best Pastry Chefs in America by Pastry Art & Design Magazine, 2005

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