Speer joined the Swift’s Attic almost a year before the opening to help craft the pastry program. Her previous experience includes working at Mars, Jeffrey’s and Parkside. In 2013, she was nominated for Food and Wine’s “People’s Best New Pastry Chef” honor. Speer is inspired by everyday and nostalgic food items to create innovative desserts, such as the Swift’s Attic staple, Popcorn and A Movie, and the Captain Crunch cereal milk ice cream with polenta cornbread cake. Speer is also part of the Wu Chow team, leading the pastry and dessert programs.