Meet the Team

“Each and every day, we choose to take the extra time and resources to serve only all-natural pastries made by hand to maintain the authenticity of our ancient inspiration.

In the seven years at Tal’s, we’ve expanded our pastry shop to now include breakfast and lunch, classic Israeli catering, and baking classes for both children and adults in our community.

With our community focus, commitment to natural cooking and trustworthy service, I’m proud to say that Tal’s has become a neighborhood staple. We hope you come visit us soon.”

- Tal Sendrovitz

Tal Sendrovitz


Originally educated as a mechanical engineer, Tal spent years building her career in her home country of Israel.

At age 30, Tal moved from Israel to the U.S. and soon after, she chose to leave the engineering industry to raise her son and two daughters. Soon after, Tal’s passion and creativity demanded an outlet. In 2012, she opened Tal’s Patisserie to bring the culinary comforts and hospitality of her native Haifa, Israel to Danville, California.

Tal opened her bakery with the inspiration and excitement that was ignited during her world travels at age 23. She built her catering and cafe menus from the best food that the Mediterranean, France, and of course, Israel, has to offer.

Some of Tal’s favorite bakes include Israeli and Jewish delicacies such as Hamantaschen, Rugelach, Bourekas, and Babkas.

Tal’s is a place where the community comes together to talk, laugh, learn and enjoy incredible breakfast, lunch, pastries and sweets.

Jessica Vargas

Bakery Manager, Head Chef

Jessica is the Head Chef and Baker of Tal’s breads, desserts, meals, and catering. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu with degrees in Business and Pastry.

Jessica discovered her talent for cooking and baking as a child of Portuguese heritage where hospitality and cooking are one and the same.

Jessica’s grandfather exemplified innovative cooking while her grandmother taught her how to bake classic Portuguese treats. Her recipes can be found on Tal’s shelves today.

Some of Jessica’s favorite bakes include European Almond Mousse Bars, Custard Tarts, Chocolate Mousse Cakes and Challah Bread.

From innovating menus, to managing operations, to baking up a storm, you will find Jessica anywhere and everywhere at Tal’s.

Emily Durbin

Brand Manager, Baker

Emily manages marketing endeavors for the business including the website, social media presence, and sales.

In addition, Emily is a Tal’s apprentice, learning how to bake, serve, and operate a kitchen.

You can contact Emily today for more information on catering, classes, and partnerships.