BIG NEWS: This Birmingham-native chef is entering the semi-finals on FOX’s Crime Scene Kitchen

Amber and Yassmeen. (Steve Dietl / FOX. ©2023 FOX Media LLC.)

One of the top bakers on this season of FOX’s Crime Scene Kitchen is a Birmingham native, Amber Croom. We talked to Amber about her excitement for the show, her time in Birmingham and more. Keep reading for the deets.

Amber has taken her talents all over

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Amber has made it to semi-finals. (Steve Dietl / FOX. ©2023 FOX Media LLC.)

Amber is the founder and CEO of And 4 Dessert Confectionery Studio, where she not only creates delicious custom confections, but teaches the next generation of pastry chefs though teaching and consulting.

She’s baked all over the world, creating desserts inspired by various cultural influences. With philanthropy as her driving force, she’s partnered with:

Amber is no stranger to baking for a camera. She has appeared on Food Network shows such as:

  • Holiday Baking Championship
  • Beat Bobby Flay
  • Chopped Sweets (where she was crowned Chopped Sweets Champion!)

Fun fact: Amber has cooked for the Obamas.

Baking from Birmingham to Baltimore

Before moving to Baltimore, Amber worked multiple roles in The Magic City, including leading the pastry department at Bellini’s Ristorante and Bar and serving as the pastry chef at Inverness Country Club.

She gave us a look into how she got started baking.

    “I always loved baking, but I never thought it would be my career. I actually went to college in New Orleans and studied engineering. Because of Hurricane Katrina, I came back to Birmingham and started working here and realized I wasn’t happy with what I was doing.

    I had never considered baking as a career, but when one of my friends said to me, ‘It’s what you love. Just go do it and see what happens’, I took her advice, went to culinary school and have been soaring ever since.”

    Amber Croom

    Amber was so excited to tell her story, and can’t wait for viewers to keep watching the show. We will be cheering her on!

    “I never imagined that I would get to do this everyday. We all used to imagine ourselves on the fun cooking shows on TV, but I never thought it would really happen. I am so grateful for this opportunity.”

    Amber Croom

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