Charity Everett is the founder and pastry chef of Revel Pastry Company. She started cooking as soon as she could stand on a chair and reach the kitchen counter. Her earliest memories center around learning from her mother and grandmother the joys of creating in the kitchen.
Since then, that love of cooking has grown into a passion for baking and cooking with the seasons. At Revel, located in Atlanta, Charity creates both sweet and savory pastries inspired by the best local produce each season has to offer. At home, she draws on that same inspiration to create simple, healthy, and comforting meals.
Tell us about yourself: Charity Everett, Atlanta, Georgia, Owner + Pastry Chef at Revel Pastry Co.
Inspiration for starting Revel? As I entered adulthood, I was struck by how easy it was to get bogged down by the pressures and struggles or mundanity of life and let the small pleasures pass by unnoticed. Spending time in the kitchen, creating something delicious from whatever inspired me at the grocery store and sharing it with friends and loved ones has always been an activity that allowed me to pause and take in the beauty around me. I wanted to use my passion for pastry to create something that would draw people into the beauty of the moment and give them joy.
What makes you tick? Spending quality time with the people I love, meeting new people, and creating beautiful and interesting food. I love to create experiences that bring people together and facilitate community.
Personal mantra: Surrender. You don’t have to get it right, you just have to live faithfully.
Favorite form of release? Learning about and trying new wines + cocktails.
Pick a superfood: Sweet potatoes! I love them roasted with rosemary and garlic.
Best part about your community? I am new to Atlanta, but my favorite part has been the spirit of welcome and inclusiveness I have felt from everyone I have met so far. It has been so refreshing!