Verlie Payne | Founder of Hudson’s Cookies
More than just a skilled Pastry Chef, Verlie is also a business women. She balances creativity and business skills at a high level. Verlie’s experience includes working the catering circuit, company feasts for the likes of Disney, Universal and Dreamworks Production.
In New York, Verlie worked at Bobby Flay’s world famous ‘Mesa Grill’. That wasn’t enough for her. After putting in the work in the kitchen Payne decided to seek a professional culinary education at the Institute for Culinary Education. She graduated with honors with a Culinary Arts degree.
Aside from her kitchen experience and education, Verlie carries a wealth of experience in the business world. Payne spent 9 years as a Sales Executive in the Finance and Technology industry gaining experience in sales, marketing, and client relations.
Nowadays, you can find Verlie running her latest venture: Hudson’s Cookies.
She has quickly become a local favorite in SoCal and seeks to expand her blossoming bakeries. Stop by and say hello to Verlie who always has on a big smile at her Newport Location or The Spectrum location in Irvine.