Rising Star Chef Steve Klc of Café Atlantico and Minibar - Biography

Washington , DC

August 2003

Pastry Chef Steve Klc is a busy bee. He designs desserts for three restaurants in the D.C. area, while consulting and running his own website Pastryarts.com. The only "cooking" school he attended formally was L'Academie de Cuisine's part-time professional pastry program under Mark Ramsdell in 1993, which taught classic French pastry. Allen has received the Medal of the French Government from the Societe Culinaire. Some of his favorite ingredients arevery dark caramel, single origin and varietal dark chocolates from E. Guittard and Michel Cluizel, and dessert wines of all kinds.