Rockman attended CIA and completed her internship under Emily Luchetti at Farallon. In Chicago, her experience includes Tru, L2o, the Peninsula Chicago, the Bristol, and opened both Balena and Nico Osteria. In Austin, Rockman worked at Fino and Asti Trattoria. When she returned in 2015, she became the EPC of South Congress Hotel, then New Waterloo Restaurant Group, and eventually became corporate pastry chef of the group, where she remains at the helm today. Rockman was awarded the 2012 Jean Banchet Pastry Chef of the Year award, Zagat’s 30 under 30, and Chicago Tribune’s 2013 Pastry Chef of the Year.
As the chef in charge of many outlets, Amanda's creativity is always going further. Below, download her recipe.