We’d like to introduce, Jocelyn Skill of Skillfully Decadent Desserts. A professionally trained pastry chef and baker, Jocelyn has worked at several amazing resorts across Canada. She’s been a chef on an exclusive dive boat in Australia and baked for the movie industry providing pastries on the set of “Shanghai Noon”, “Night at the Museum” (1 and 2), “Hot Tub Time Machine”, “Frankie and Alice”, “Twilight New Moon” and “Twilight Eclipse”, how cool is that. We are so excited that Jocelyn now calls Durango home and has brought her secret recipe Bible with her.
Q&A with Jocelyn Skill:
What inspired you to be become a pastry chef? I have always loved to bake and started at a very early age. It was just something in my soul telling me that was the career path I should follow.
Where do you find your creativity? The variety of products and tools that are available now really helps keep things fresh and creative. I spend quite a bit of time outdoors, so nature plays a huge roll.
What’s your favorite dessert trend? Single double barrel tier cutting cake and dessert tables. I’ve done quite a few of these this summer. It’s a great way to highlight many types of individual desserts, which is an ongoing trend.
What’s your favorite dessert? I would say crème brulee because there are so many flavor combinations that can elevate this timeless classic.
What’s the one dessert you enjoy eating? Really good warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream.
What’s the one pastry item you’ve spent the most time perfecting? Scones of all things. I love them!
Do you have a secret recipe you’ll never part with? My granola recipe.
As a pastry chef, how do you not gain 20 pounds a week? A lot of nervous energy! Lol. I have to watch what I eat to offset all the sweets and I workout every day.
What are you doing when you’re not baking? I try to get outside as much as possible. I love Durango and the Four Corners. I eat a lot of cake and desserts so I bike, hike and run as much possible.
Do you have a storefront? Not yet, but I do have a by-appointment tasting room located at 3701 North Main Avenue, Durango.
From simple to decadent wedding cakes to custom desserts and favors, Jocelyn would love to create amazing sweets for your wedding day! Give her a call.
Jocelyn Skill, Skillfully Decadent Desserts
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