About Allison Osorio
Pastry Chef Allison Osorio is a Southern California native whose love of food has taken her on a journey from marketing the foods she loves to creating them in the kitchen. After beginning her career in the corporate world, her passion for cooking drove her to take a leap of faith – she enrolled in culinary school and moved to Paris to pursue her true passion. Since then, she’s accomplished what veteran pastry chefs strive for – running the dessert program at one of Los Angeles’ most prominent restaurants, Otium, alongside Chef Tim Hollingsworth where she continues to live her dream. During her time in Paris, Osorio completed her culinary training at the École Gastronomique Bellouet Conseil and soon after landed in the kitchen of her dessert idol, renowned French pastry chef Pierre Hermé. She returned to Los Angeles after that and joined the team at iconic restaurant Bouchon where she trained under the acclaimed Chef Thomas Keller. In her current role as Pastry Chef at Otium, Osorio continues to evolve the dessert program along with the restaurant’s vibrant, seasonally changing menu. She draws a great deal of inspiration from her French background, childhood nostalgia and travel experiences to create imaginative, craveable desserts that have earned the praises of guests and critics alike.