Benny Rivera

headshotChef Benny Rivera started his cake career in Puerto Rico as a young teenager and the occasional hobby turned into a true passion when he discovered his natural talent. When Chef Rivera relocated to New York City in 1996, his career path was focused in foreign market financial analysis. However, he craved a change for many years. In an attempt to explore his past interest of cake decorating, he began taking culinary courses to learn the latest techniques in creating elaborate, sophisticated and unique cake designs. Trained through courses from the French Culinary Institute now The International Culinary Center, The Institute of Culinary Education and renowned cake designer Colette Peters, Chef Rivera uses the most advanced techniques to bring a remarkably clean element to modern cake design. Chef Benny not only specializes in three dimensional sculpted cakes but also pumpkins and chocolate in addition to sugar paste flowers, buttercream, royal icing and creative fondant techniques. He co-owns a high-end custom cake design studio and bakery in Manhattan called City Cakes. He was featured on the first season of Fabulous Cakes and Secret Wedding both from the network TLC (The Learning Channel). He also has been a contestant on multiple shows such as The Food Network Challenge, Sugar Dome and Halloween Wars Season 3 and 4 all from the Food Network in addition to the Rachel Ray Show from the ABC Network. Chef Benny not only have had created amazing cake designs for celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Bethenny Frankel, Fergie and Mike Mayers but his work also has been featured on Brides Magazine, The Knot Magazine, New York Magazine and Traveler’s Magazine. He also forms part of the Food and Artists Group. His unique and amazing cake designs have become so popular that he also travels around the country and over seas to teach some of his secrets through his workshops.

 

Chef Benny Rivera comenzo su carrera en el mundo de los pasteles, o bizcochos como se le conocen en ciertos paises, a joven edad cuando vivia en Puerto Rico. Lo que comenzo como puro entretenimiento se convirtio en una de sus pasiones. Cuando Chef Benny Rivera se mudo a la ciudad de New York, alla para el 1996, su trabajo fue enfocado para ese entonces investigando los mercados financieros. Sin embargo, siempre sintio la necesidad de un cambio. Con el intento de explorar su pasado interes como disenador de pasteles, fue entonces cuando comenzo a tomar clases o cursos para aprender las mas modernas tecnicas disponibles. Tomo clases en el French Culinary Institue, actualmente llamado The International Culinary Center. Tambien tomo classes en el Institute of Culinary Education. Ambos en la ciudad de New York. Chef Benny Rivera usa las mas actuales tecnicas disponibles y se especializa en la creacion de pasteles de tres dimensiones (3D). Tambien trabaja y crea piezas de tres dimensiones con calabazas y chocolate. De igual forma trabaja con flores de pasta de azucar y por supuesto con pasta laminda o mas conocida como “fondant”. El es co-dueño de una compañia de diseños de pasteles de alta calidad en New York City llamada City Cakes. Ha aparecido en varios programas de televisioin como lo son “Fabulous Cakes” y “Secret Wedding” ambos de la cadena TLC (The Learning Channel). Tambien a sido participante en varios programas como lo son “The Food Network Challenge, Sugar Dome” y “Halloween Wars” todos de la cadena Food Network. En adicion se presento en el programa de Rachel Ray para la cadena ABC. Chef Benny no solo ha creado espectaculares disenos para Jennifer Lopez, Bethenny Frankel, Fergie y Mike Mayers, si no que su trabajo tambien ha sido presentado en revistas muy conocidas como lo son Brides Magazine, The Knot, New York Magazine y Travelers Magazine. El tambien forma parte del Food Artist Group. Sus unicos e increibles disenos se han convertido super popular al punto en que viaja constantemente alrededor del pais a dar clases.

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