Andrea Upchurch, a South Carolina native, has always had a passion for food and art. Her interests in cooking led her to the Culinary Institute of Charleston where she developed a passion for pastry and graduated with associate degrees in both Culinary Arts as well as Hospitality and Tourism Management. After a variety of positions throughout the Lowcountry, she joined Cypress and Magnolias as an Assistant Pastry Chef in 2005. Upchurch is currently the executive pastry chef at Magnolias & Blossom where she oversees the production and menu development of pastries. Upchurch has a B.A. in Arts Management and Business from the College of Charleston. She maintains her love for art through volunteering with a variety of arts organizations throughout the community.