Pamela Adams is the Director of Bakery Operations & Executive Pastry Chef for UMass Dining. Pamela assists the Bakeshop Manager in the supervision of staff and managing the bakery operations. Pamela creates recipes and dessert menus for the Dining Commons as well as some Retail outlets. She also researches new products, ingredients, and food trends. Pamela received a Culinary Arts Certificate from the Connecticut Culinary Institute and she is also a UMass graduate. She has over 15 years of experience as a pastry culinarian, having at one point, owned her own small bakery in the Caribbean and worked for the Ritz Carlton. Pamela has represented UMass Dining in team competition both in the United States and in Canada, being the recipient of 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals. Nationally, she competed individually in the Commercial Category for the 5th Annual America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest and was awarded Grand Prize Winner for her Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread in 2012. Pamela enjoys painting, kayaking, riding motorcycles, cooking, and spending time outdoors.