Chef Karina Rivera

Chef Karina Rivera

Born and raised in Mexico City, Chef Karina Rivera studied Culinary Arts at Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City.

In 2010 she did a semester abroad in Madrid at Universidad Camilo José Cela, she graduated in 2011 and took her first formal job as a pastry cook at Celebrity Cruises. After that, she did an internship at St Regis hotel in Bal Harbour, where she met Chef Antonio Bachour.

During that time she assisted in the elaboration of his books and became the pastry chef for his first business Bachour Bakery and Bistro and then Head Pastry Chef of Bachour Miami. Additionally, she travelled with him around the world assisting him in international events and pastry masterclasses. She also has dictated classes in Miami and México City.

In 2018 she founded Women Chefs 305 (@womenchefs305), an organization that’s purpose is to bring together all the women in the food and beverage industry in Miami and promote equality between both genders.