- Cofounded the Back in the Day Bakery and the Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice.
- Founding member of the leadership committee for the James Beard Foundation Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans.
- Treasury of Southern Baking nominated for James Beard in the Baking and Desserts category.
Cheryl Day is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author, a James Beard Award semifinalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef, a self-taught scratch baker, and an entrepreneur. Cheryl Day's Treasury of Southern Baking was nominated for James Beard in the Baking and Desserts category. With her husband, Griffith Day, she is a cofounder of the Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia, and coauthor of The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook. Cheryl is a cofounder of Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice and a founding member of the leadership committee for the James Beard Foundation Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans.
Cheryl lives with Griff, her baking soul mate; Story, their beloved dog; and a vast collection of vintage cookbooks in Savannah. Keep up with Cheryl at backinthedaybakery.com and on Instagram at @cherylday, where she lives out her mantra to “slow down and enjoy the sweet life.”
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