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Vanarin Kuch is the pastry chef & owner of Koffeteria in Houston's East Downtown. Growing up as the child of Cambodian refugees, food served as an anchor to bring his family together. Kuch rose to prominence early in his career as the opening pastry chef at Tiny Boxwoods, and national audiences got to know him from appearances on Top Chef: Just Desserts and Chopped. After years away at top kitchens in New York and Chicago, he returns to his hometown to open Koffeteria.

His shop welcomes people into the East Downtown neighborhood, where his relatives used to operate fish & doughnut shops. Showcasing beautiful mid-century furniture in an industrial setting, the shop is an inviting place for visitors to enjoy a dessert in style. His food is often as whimsical as it is ambitious, but always brings bold flavors into balance.

CELEBRATED PASTRY CHEF VANARIN KUCH JOINS ON FOR HOLIDAY BAKING CLASS!

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14

Choose one of two options:
1pm — live cooking demo
8pm — pre-recorded program

 

Tickets for Opera North holiday fundraiser are $40 per household. A Zoom link and list of ingredients will be emailed to all participants.

ORDER TICKETS HERE.

 

The Albert restaurant inside the Hotel EMC2 in Chicago, IL. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki/PLATE