Miro Uskokovic

Pastry Chef
Gramercy Tavern

Miro Uskokovic was born and raised in Serbia. At seventeen, Miro came to the US as part of a high school exchange program in Indiana. After returning home to Serbia, he attended hospitality college. In 2006 he relocated back to Indiana, where he nurtured his love of baking, working with Pastry Chef Andrea Kirkpatrick in her shop Pastry Diva in Greentown.

Miro enrolled in The Culinary Institute of America, where he received a degree in the culinary program. While completing his externship in the savory kitchen at Wallse, Miro met Jean-Georges Pastry Chef, Johnny Iuzzini, who offered him the opportunity to train as his intern during his days off. He then joined the team as a pastry cook.

Within two years, Miro had become the Pastry Sous Chef at Jean-Georges, working first under Iuzzini and then Pastry Chef Joseph Murphy. After his time at Jean Georges, Miro was named the Pastry Chef of Aldea, Chef George Mendes’ Flatiron restaurant.

In the fall of 2013, Miro became the Pastry Chef of Gramercy Tavern. In spring 2015, Miro was also named the Pastry Chef of the Untitled restaurant at Whitney Museum.

Miro’s work was recognized by Dessert Professional, who named him one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in North America in 2015. Many media outlets have recognized his work, like Saveur, Bon Appetite, Bake from Scratch, New York Mag, Eater, to name a few. His work was praised in both Untitled and Gramercy Tavern New York Times reviews by Pete Wells.

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