Gramercy Tavern - New York
Miro Uskokovic is the Pastry Chef of Gramercy Tavern. Born and raised in Serbia, Miro grew up on a family farm where his mother had small cheese and cake-making operations. At seventeen, he travelled to the U.S. for the first time to live in Greentown, Indiana for a year as part of a high school exchange program.
After returning home to Serbia and attending hospitality college, Miro relocated to Greentown where he nurtured his love of baking, working with local Pastry Chef Andrea Kirkpatrick in her shop Pastry Diva, known for modern American cakes. He then enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America, where he received an Associate’s Degree in the culinary program in 2010. While completing his externship in the savory kitchen at Wallsé, Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner’s flagship restaurant, Miro met Jean-Georges’ Pastry Chef, who offered him the opportunity to train as his production intern during his days off.
After completing his program at the CIA he returned to Jean-Georges as a pastry cook. Within a year and a half, Miro had become the Pastry Sous Chef at Jean-Georges. He later moved on to become the Pastry Chef at Aldea, before landing at Gramercy Tavern in 2013. In addition to leading Gramercy Tavern’s pastry program, Miro was also the Opening Pastry Chef of Untitled from 2015 to 2017. Miro’s contemporary American desserts are created out of a collection of personal memories and experiences, as well as influence from other cuisines. In 2015, Miro was named one of Dessert Professional’s “Top 10 Pastry Chefs”.
Chef Miro cooked at the 2018 Salmon Seduction Dinner on October 2, 2018