Pastry Chef

Amanda Siever, Pastry Chef

Amanda Siever joined Trummer’s as pastry chef in 2021.

Originally from Winchester, Virginia, Amanda spent her early teenage years cooking alongside her grandparents, acquainting herself with the kitchen, and preparing family dinners. From a young age, she looked to Buddy from Food Network’s Cake Boss for inspiration and was specifically drawn to his ornate cake decorating skills. It wasn’t until enrolling in a culinary class in high school and gaining the support of a chef mentor that she discovered her affinity for pastry arts.

As a young adult, Amanda worked with several non-profits to host bake sales where she sharpened her skills and exercised her culinary creativity. To fulfill her duties as both a pageant winner and volunteer for the local fire department, Amanda was tasked with the challenge of creating and decorating pastries unique enough to successfully sell. Aside from her volunteer work, Amanda also worked as a cake decorator for a local Virginia grocery store, Martin’s.

Following high school, Amanda enrolled in Stratford University of Woodbridge Virginia, where she graduated with an Associate’s degree in Baking and Pastry. Soon after, Amanda pursued her culinary career more formally with rigorous roles such as pastry chef at Salamander Resort & Spa, where she serviced the dessert needs of the equestrian property’s three restaurants and served as assistant executive pastry chef to new menu items.

With a sweet tooth of her own, Amanda prefers baking to cooking as she feels there is more diversity in flavor profiles, textures, and plating elements. One of her favorite desserts to prepare, as well as enjoy, is ice cream. Amanda’s artistry in conjunction with her mission to support local businesses allows her to create out-of-the-box ice cream flavors from quality, locally sourced ingredients. Currently, Trummer’s offers a host of creative ice cream flavors including popcorn, chocolate espresso, and toasted coconut honey.

As pastry chef at Trummer’s, Amanda oversees new menu offerings with complete creative authority. While staying true to the restaurant’s Austrian influences, she consistently showcases personal flare throughout her various dessert creations. When she’s not in the kitchen, Amanda enjoys paint night, spending time with friends and family, hiking, and dining locally. She currently resides in Stephens City, Virginia.