Friday, August 5, 2011

Meet the Pastry Chefs - Orlando Santos

HOMETOWN: St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
RESIDES: Pittsburgh, PA
Profession: Owner/Pastry Chef of Orlando's Chocolate Treasures
Culinary Education: Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, FL
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Caramel Raspberry Entremets

Born in the US Virgin Islands, Orlando now lives in Pittsburgh, PA, where he is the Owner and Pastry Chef of Orlando’s Chocolate Treasures. He is trained in the classical and contemporary art of pastries and artisanal chocolates and believes that flavors should speak for themselves with a majestic eye appeal. Orlando loves chocolate as its aroma invokes mind-altering senses that tantalize the palate before it’s consumed. He incorporates French, American and Native Virgin Island flavors and techniques into his desserts and confectionary creations. If he could have a last meal with anyone, it would be Oprah Winfrey, and he would make coconut jasmine rice, roasted plantains, and mahi mahi with his chocolate caramel raspberry entremets for dessert

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