The Sweet Tooth Seductress

Chef Country

Country Velador is as witty as she is talented at making sweets. You might have tried her homemade ice cream creations at Cowboy Ciao —  like her chocolate pretzel, pistachio marshmallow and  cherry cake batter Semifreddo, or  Warm Apple Cobbler — on Quack, made with with brie cheese crema and duck fat ice cream. She’s also co-owner of Super Chunk Sweets & Treats, where she’s perfected the art of caramel popcorn with flavors like chocolate bacon caramel corn. Hungry yet?

Name: Country Velador

Age: 40

Title: Executive Pastry Chef at Cowboy Ciao and Kazimierz World Wine Bar. Co-owner of Super Chunk Sweets & Treats

Married/Single: Married

Kids: 2 Dogs and a husband

Live: Arcadia Lite

I was born…

To a couple of hippies in the early 70s.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

My neighborhood, Hotel Congress, and flip-flops.

I’m listening to…

The soundtrack of my youth.

My family…

Has my back.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Bill Murray.

One thing I cannot live without…

My husband.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

Boy George.

I’m inspired by…

Possibilities.

The one person who motivates me is…

Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

Cancer.

The perfect day would be…

Waking up in Italy with a cappuccino, having lunch at a street fair in Thailand, and going on an early evening stroll down the streets of Savannah, Georgia with a bucket of fried chicken.

My first job was…

The biscuit maker at KFC.

My favorite escape…

Hanging out with the dogs and watching TV.

My life…

Is pretty amazing and I wouldn’t change a thing!

I’m currently working on…

Building a kitchen and retail shop for Super Chunk.

Always…

Improve.

Never…

Settle.

Favorite Quote…

“This day is bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S! This day is bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!”  – Kelly Kapoor, The Office.

Biggest Dream…

Winning the lottery — of course.

My Pet Peeve…

People who blow their nose in the middle of a dining room while other people are trying to enjoy a nice dinner.



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