Kriss Velasco - Pastry Chef
About Me
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Kriss currently resides in Miami, Fl. where she moved with her family at the age of 14. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, where she began her career as a cook with a growing interest in pastry. After a short time  in the business, she pursued this direction. Kriss started her career at the Biltmore Hotel, first in fine dining at the award wining Palme D'Or restaurant, later moving to the pastry shop of the hotel where she specialized in all VIP events, cakes, chocolate and sugar pieces, etc. After some TV appearances, her personal business started to grow, catering desserts and cakes for different events such as weddings, quinces, birthdays and corporate events. Her favorite events are charity events, in which she was able to participate with the hotel. She later became the pastry chef at the American Airlines Arena where her creations reached hundreds of people through the VIP flagship areas.
In 2012, Kriss embarked in a new adventure as she moved to Las Vegas, NV to participate in the set up for the opening of Jean Marie Auboine Chocolatier, where she was able to learn about chocolate, candies and confections with one of the best chefs on the field, Jean Marie Auboine, MOF finalist. There she was also exposed to other talents such as Cristophe Morel, also MOF finalist, and extremely talented chocolatier. Later that year her eagerness to learn took her to Canada, where she was immersed in the world of macaron production at the famous Point G.
Once back in the United States, she took the challenge of participating in the opening a fine dining restaurant, Tosca, where she was able to work next to chef Didier Elena, one of France's most exceptional culinary talents.
Today, Kriss is exited to have joined the team of one of the most promising new restaurants in South Beach, Dore, as the pastry chef. Here she is able to delight her customers with delicious creations that are sure to please. 
Kriss is very passionate and dedicated, making sure, attention to detail, quality and customer satisfaction always remain her top priorities.
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