Andrea Upchurch, a South Carolina native, has always had a passion for food and art. Her interest 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 and 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, Cypress & Artisan Meat Share where she oversees the production and menu develop of pastries.

Upchurch has a B.A. in Arts Management and Business from the College of Charleston. During her time there, she also worked with Eye Level Art, a contemporary art gallery. She maintains her love for art through volunteering with a variety of arts organizations throughout our community.