Mercantile and Mash, a gourmet food emporium located on East Bay Street, welcomes Baltimore native, Charles Talucci, as executive pastry chef. With more than 12 years in the baking industry, Talucci brings extensive experience and an impressive skillset to the culinary and catering programs at Cigar Factory.
Prior to moving to Charleston, Talucci was the executive pastry chef at Woodholme Country Club in Pikesville, M.D., where he managed the production of all desserts, pastries, candies, cakes and breads for five years. He also served as pastry chef at Patisserie Poupon in Baltimore M.D., during his career. Inspired by his father, an acclaimed chef and personal mentor, Talucci initially began his pastry career at Baltimore International Culinary College where he pursued a degree in baking and pastries in 2006.
“It’s no secret that I have a serious sweet tooth, so needless to say I am excited about Talucci’s arrival to the team,” said Steve Palmer, managing partner at The Indigo Road Restaurant Group. “Talucci is extremely talented, and his past culinary experience will give Mercantile and Mash many new capabilities in baking and pastry.”
In his new role at Mercantile and Mash, Talucci will oversee the pastry production with creative freedom to introduce his concept to the menu. Talucci will also cater for events hosted at The Cedar Room, as well as contribute to the pastry programs at Indigo Road’s Charleston restaurants.