Namthip Paine

Namthip graduated with honors from the California Culinary Academy’s P√Ętisserie and Baking Program, then worked in two of San Francisco’s finest kitchens, Luce at the Intercontinental Hotel, and Cortez, both of which earned Michelin stars during her tenure.

After a decade of teaching pastry technique out of her kitchen in San Francisco’s Mission district, she moved her kitchen to Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood.

Her creative recipes, beautiful food styling, and photograpy have earned a large, loyal following for the “Bonbini!” blog at

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