Amanda Holstein Title: Test Kitchen Assistant Education: Valencia College Location: Homewood, AL Expertise: Baking, Pastry Arts Amanda Holstein has worked at multiple well known restaurants and bakeries in the Orlando, FL area. She just recently joined the Dotdash Meredith team as a test kitchen assistant. Amanda graduated from Valencia college with an A.S. in baking and pastry management as well as a B.S. in restaurant and food service management. Experience Amanda has worked in multiple well-known bakeries preparing scratch-made desserts for over 10 years. She has done many dinner events and assisted in a James Beard dinner event. Education Amanda graduated from Valencia College with an A.S. in baking and pastry management as well as a B.S. in restaurant and food service management. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.