Alliance Patisserie is a modern day pastry boutique rooted in French style and tradition. Here we pair European technique with an artistic eye and an unmatched flavor profile, specializing in macarons, petite gateaux, and viennoiserie. Nestled in the River North neighborhood of Chicago's bustling downtown, we provide a sweet stopping place for neighbors and visitors alike.
CHEF PETER RIOS, OWNER AND EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF
Chef Peter Rios is the Owner and Executive Pastry Chef of Alliance Patisserie, which sprang from his training and work in French technique to yield modern, thoughtful and delicious pastry throughout Chicago. Chef Peter Rios also operates Alliance Bakery & Café in Wicker Park, an award-winning bakery known for their groundbreaking custom cake designs.
Chef Rios previously served as executive pastry chef at the Fairmont Hotel Chicago leading a team of ten in the pastry department. He created Asian and global inspired desserts at Aria, the hotel's award-winning restaurant. The Aria Sushi Bar, Lobby Lounge and the Club Lounge were other outlets at the Fairmont which offered international desserts.
Prior to Fairmont Hotel, Chef Rios served as executive pastry chef at Sofitel Hotel Chicago for almost four years. He enjoyed the challenge of preparing modern French pastries for the flagship location of this French hotel company.
As executive pastry chef for the Art Institute of Chicago for six years, Chef Rios created many themed buffets and displayed
Bakery/cafe with playfully decorated cupcakes, cakes, European pastries, salads & sandwiches.