Jill Bates

Pastry Chef

A graduate of San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy and of Texas Tech University, Jill Bates has deep experience in the culinary arts and has always had a passion for creative desserts. She entered the culinary workplace in San Francisco’s thriving restaurant scene and then then launched her Texas career as Assistant Pastry Chef for Dean Fearing at The Mansion on Turtle Creek. She next opened Dallas’ Dragonfly Restaurant as Pastry Chef and then Craft Restaurant in Dallas, serving as Assistant Pastry Chef until rejoining Chef Fearing in 2007.

Chef Bates appreciates the basic fundamentals of product quality and the craft of cooking, and she is the recipient of multiple awards for her culinary and managerial excellence, including Best Pastry Chef by CraveDFW, and the Judge’s Choice Award from the Annual Battle of the Bakers event. She also has been featured in many magazines and newspapers, including Food and Wine, Food Arts, The Advocate, The Dallas Morning News, GuideLive, D magazine and Dallas Modern Luxury.

  • Dean Fearing
  • Xavier Echevarria
  • Jill Bates
  • Gabriela McCormick
  • Paul Botamer