About Us

Executive Pastry Chef Sydney Hursa has studied under Jean Georges, Daniel Boulud and Daniel Humm. Upon graduating from the Culinary Institute of America with a culinary degree, Sydney moved to New York City to focus her efforts on baking and pastry. This journey began at the then three Michelin starred restaurant Jean Georges. From there, she transitioned to one Michelin starred, Rouge Tomate, where she honed the craft of delivering health through food- even in the form of pastries! Sydney then helped open the first kitchen for Facebook’s New York office. After her time at Facebook, Sydney returned to fine dining and produced innovative and delicious pastries at Daniel, a two Michelin starred restaurant. Subsequently, she joined the team at Daniel Humm’s, Made Nice, until the pandemic hit. Sydney lives in New York City with her husband Michael, and is so excited to deliver a bit of indulgence to your doorstep.

Michael started his professional cooking career as a porter in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 2007. After an apprenticeship in San Diego he enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, where he met his future wife, Sydney, in 2010. After working in New York City for chefs Daniel Boulud, Amanda Cohen, and Thomas Keller, Michael began working at three Michelin starred Le Bernardin in 2014. He continued his work there as a Sous Chef for Chef Eric Ripert from 2017-2021, until joining forces with Sydney and Beth to launch Synful Eats.

Beth Kojima adds no culinary value to this partnership, unless you count her passion for consuming sweets. Beth began her career at Goldman Sachs working in the Investment Banking and Investment Management Divisions for four years. She subsequently worked at a hedge fund, TPG-Axon Capital, for 11 years as a Partner in charge of Strategy and Investor Relations. Beth went on to Co-Found an ongoing education concept, Never Stop Learning, and she most recently worked on Ray McGuire’s Mayoral Campaign as the Director of Strategic Partnerships. Beth graduated from Duke University, magna cum laude, and received her MBA, beta gamma sigma, from Columbia Business School.  She serves as a Trustee of the New York Public Library and The Chapin School, and she is on the Trinity Board of Visitors for Duke University. Beth lives in New York City with her husband and four children, all of whom share her love of desserts.