Paola  Velez

Pastry Chef/Baker
Paola Velez


About Paola Velez

Paola Velez is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu. She has worked with big names like master chocolatier Jacques Torres in New York and later, Christina Tosi at the D.C. location of Milk Bar. She worked at a few other places in the District, including Arroz, before landing the job at Neighborhood Restaurant Group's Greek restaurant Iron Gate. She recently left Iron Gate and joined Chef Kwame Onwuachi at Kith/Kin in DC as the executive pastry chef.

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At My Venues

Menu Selection
Menu Selection
$$, Reservations, Full Bar, Caribbean, Southwest Waterfront
"Finally made it to @kithandkindc to see the brother @chefkwameonwuachi and we had a fantastic time. Such a delicious and important restaurant bringing the story of African foodways to a modern table. That jollof rice was absolutely addicting. Thanks Chef. Congrats on everything!!! 🙌🏾 . . . #kithkkindc #africanfood #caribbeanfood #foodisculture #blackexcellence #notesfromayoungblackchef 🙌🏾✨"