Sherry Yard began experimenting in the kitchen and the garden as a young girl growing up in Brooklyn. She later spent 20 years working alongside celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and served as Chief Operating Officer, Restaurant Division at iPic Entertainment, a national entertainment group. She officially stepped down from iPic in July 2019.
The recipient of three James Beard Awards, Yard has published Desserts by the Yard: From Brooklyn to Beverly Hills: Recipes from the Sweetest Life Ever and The Secrets of Baking: Simple Techniques for Sophisticated Desserts. She has also served as a judge on several television cooking shows and competed in the Food Network show, Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage.
Yard shares the spotlight with female chefs: "We're there... you just have to shine the light":