From Toronto to New York to France, Chef Patrick Kriss has thrived in some of the most prestigious kitchens around the world, including in the Michelin-starred restaurant, Daniel. Today, Patrick is the founder of Alo Group, a celebrated group of restaurants and spaces, which includes Alo, a contemporary French restaurant in downtown Toronto; it’s off-shoot bistro, Aloette; the American-style restaurant, Alobar Yorkville; and Salon, a contemporary event space for private dining.
Featured in top media outlets, including CTV’s Your Morning, Global News, CBC, and Breakfast Television, Patrick is available to host unique, high-scale, and intimate events offering a tasting menu from his award-winning restaurant brand. He previously worked with Stella Artois at their “Host One to Remember” event, where he developed a unique Belgian-inspired recipe for their guests. This event was hosted in partnership with award-winning interior designer Nate Berkus.
Patrick began his culinary career at Auberge du Pommier in Toronto, before moving to New York to work as a sous chef under Daniel Boulud at his eponymous, Michelin-starred restaurant. Patrick then moved to France, where he joined the culinary staff of Régis Marcon and La Maison Troisgros. Upon returning to Toronto, Patrick became chef de cuisine at Splendido, and later became chef at Acadia, where he garnered rave reviews.
In 2015, Patrick opened Alo, which was awarded a rare four stars by the Globe and Mail and named Toronto’s Best New Restaurant in Toronto Life magazine. He was named Outstanding Chef of 2017, 2018, and 2019 by Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants, and in 2017, Alo was crowned Canada’s Best Restaurant. Alo also ranks on San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.