The Staples culinary program of 1987 was nothing like today. Nonetheless, Catherine Ruehle has become one the high school’s most famous gustatory graduates.
At Miche Mache restaurant, the self-taught baker’s artistic eye and flair for innovative flavor combinations won a rave review from the New York Times (“breathtaking in both artistry and taste”). Since then she’s catered, managed a restaurant, published cookbooks, and developed and tested recipes.
Two years ago Catherine launched Sublime, a retail bakery and cake studio in Fort Worth. Its custom cakes, eat-in and takeout desserts, breakfast pastries, catering trays and private cake decorating lessons and online store — including vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free items — have earned Texas-size praise.
Soon the entire country will see if Catherine will rule the reality TV world. This week she finished taping her 1st Food Network Challenge.
Details and air date not yet available. Of course, Catherine’s friends and fans in Fairfield County can’t see anything on the Food Network at all right now. Cablevision and Scripps Network have effectively told their viewers: Let them eat cake.