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Baker to Baker

Sean Yan, Heirloom Kitchen

In the latest installment of TPW’s monthly column featuring Martha Rabello talking shop with a fellow practitioner of the pastry and baking arts, she visits with Sean Yan, pastry chef at Heirloom Kitchen in Old Bridge. And Martha scores a scoop as she learns more about this all-pro: Next year, he’ll be opening his own restaurant.

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SEAN YAN is the pastry chef at Heirloom Kitchen, 3853 Route 516, Old Bridge. 732-727-9444. Website:


Martha Rabello is a founding board member of the New Jersey Home Bakers Association. She is an activist, pastry chef and graphic designer. Before and while attending the pastry program at the Institute of Culinary Education, she worked as a motion designer for many advertising agencies in New York. She owns Cherryspoon, a cookie bakeshop that’s been on break as New Jersey’s cottage-food law takes shape. She lives in Fanwood with her husband and three sweet, but somewhat chaotic children. Baker to Baker appears the first Wednesday of every month.


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