Sinema Restaurant + Bar, Nashville TN
PASTRY CHEF KAT BLAND’S STORY
Kat Bland is a talented culinary professional who has been dedicatedly working at Sinema since July 2019. Her journey began during her time at Nashville State Community College’s culinary program when she had a chance encounter with Chef Kyle Patterson during his guest teaching appearance. After a subsequent meeting at Tennessee Flavors, Kyle offered Kat a standing job at Sinema, where she has thrived under his guidance. Despite having less than two years of culinary experience prior to joining Sinema, Kat’s time at the restaurant has been transformative. With Kyle’s unwavering belief in her abilities and the nurturing environment he cultivated in the kitchen, Kat has been able to explore her creativity, constantly expand her culinary knowledge and push her boundaries. She owes much of her success to the invaluable foundation provided by her chef instructors at Nashville State, especially chefs Marylou Tate and Jessica Collins, who equipped her with the essential skills to build her culinary career. Kat is forever grateful for their contributions to her journey.
2600 8th Ave South, Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37204