Founder, Dreamer, Sugar Enthusiast
Cloud 9 Bakery
What first inspired your love of food/cooking?
My parents were always cooking in the kitchen. I remember being fascinated how each and every ingredient played a role, and wanting to take part from the moment I could reach the counter.
Who (or what) has had the most influence on your cooking?
Both of my parents are the best cooks I know, but my Dad had a deep love for it. We learned knife skills together and created some of our family’s favorite meals together. He’s watching over me now, and I keep it going for him.
What are you most proud of in your career as a chef?
Our connection to our customers has always been a point of pride for us. Every cake we make for every celebration, we make it a point to know as much as we can about the person or couple we’re creating it for.
What is your favorite thing to cook on your day off?
After baking with sugar all week, we don’t each much of it on our day off! Grilled steak and asparagus, mac and cheese and Dad’s caesar salad, and a bottle of wine or some whiskey.
If you weren’t in the food business what would you be doing?
I’ve always been creative and have always loved food so I really couldn’t imagine doing anything else. But I’ve been told by my friends that I’m a great listener and give great advice… probably therapy!
What do you see coming up as the next big food trend in 2018?
The creative minds in the culinary world are pretty crazy, you never know what will inspire the next trend, but nothing surprises me!
Cloud 9 Bakery is located at 12723 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156. 786 250 4672. cloud9bakerycafe.com