Angela Garbacz

Goldenrod Pastries in Lincoln, NE, is renowned for wonderous confections that cater to all kinds of sweet teeth and diets. (And not only will these treats make your taste buds swoon, they’re so pretty they’ll light up hearts on your Instagram account too.) Powering all this magic is an all-women team led by Chef / Owner Angela Garbacz, whose accolades include being named one of Food & Wine’s “Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink.”

Given her proclivity for baking crowd-pleasing sweets, it should come as little surprise that Angela’s sonic anthems are decadent pop ear candy. Her playlist for us includes songs by No Doubt, Mariah Carey, Sneaker Pimps and Björk.

"Most of these songs are not new to the world -- it’s what I’ve always loved and listened to for the past 15 years,” Angela said. “The staff at Goldenrod knows that if it’s up to me, we’re for sure going to listen to one of the artists on this list. It’s mostly older pop that is easy to listen to, pretty easy to relate to, and has a good beat. Kitchen life and running a business can be unpredictable, so I find a lot of comfort in listening to my old standbys. Enjoy!"

Greg Bresnitz