Alejandro “Aker” Briceno: Though born in the United States, Alejandro hails from Venezuela. After attending culinary school at Casserole du Chef in his native Caracas, Alejandro traveled to Spain for more formal education. Upon graduation, he completed numerous stages in Spain including artisian chocolate making with Chef Pascal Cherance in Barcelona. With a love of epicurean affair, he traveled to the north of Italy and lived indigenously while self educating himself before returning to Venezuela. Upon arrival in his home town, Alejandro worked as a pastry assistant at the Intercontinental hotel and as a pastry chef at Le Gourmet Restaurant. After Le Gourmet he traveled to Miami and was pastry chef for two restaurants; Afterglo and Tantra. At Afterglo his unique approach to dessert helped earn the restaurant a four star rating from the Miami Herald and generated rave reviews from other local press about his approach to desserts. Alejandro’s next travel landed him into Las Vegas where he became the pastry chef for Nobu Las Vegas. He played a crucial position in earning the restaurant a Michelin Star. Alejandro then moved on to Hawaii as pastry chef for Nobu Waikiki and was a crucial role in earning the restaurant Hale Aina and Ilima awards.
Today Alejandro has stepped out of the corporate cuisine role and is following his culinary passion to be on his own. We are very lucky and blessed to have such a talented chef on our team. The V-Lounge is a stepping stone in Chef Alejandro’s pursuit for the perfect pizza. We look forward to the future of our pizzeria plans.