Adinah Dutton is a Finger Lakes native, raised in Cayuga NY. She holds a visual arts degree from Wells College 2012, where she received awards for her sculptures. Adinah has translated her artistic talent and education into the culinary arts, where her creative mind offers endless possibilities. She took the valuable opportunity to apprentice with Henry Paul Benveniste, a French born pastry chef known for pioneering the farm-to-table movement in the Finger Lakes, which began her career in fine dining in 1999. That forward thinking environment allowed her creativity to flourish, using the herb and vegetable gardens on the premises and from local farmers. Adinah learned the art of making classic French pastries and then expanded her range of skills in the kitchen by working in top notch restaurants on Florida’s Gulf Coast and Flagstaff Arizona. Adinah has worked at locally regarded establishments such as Pascale Wine Bar, Dante Tapas Bar, The Aurora Inn and has spent the last several years as a Pastry Chef at Mirbeau Inn and Spa.
Adinah brings over 17 years of culinary experience and a vast expertise covering everything from garde manger (French for "keeper of the food"), grill, sauté, baking and pastry to White Birch Vineyards. Her focus is on pairing wine and food, she also enjoys teaching cooking classes, and creating specialty items for clients and catered events. Her outside interests are studying herbal medicine, and her artwork is sold in multiple galleries locally.
Adinah is putting her many talents to work creating new Tasting Room small plate and dessert offerings, wine pairing dinner menus and catering/amenities menus for our sister properties.
White Birch Vineyards is excited to welcome Adinah to our team and look forward to her creativity and culinary skills delighting our customers as much as they delight us.
Visit us today to welcome Adinah and to taste one of her delectable truffles, tortes or appetizers.