From Toronto to New York to France, Michelin-starred Chef Patrick Kriss has thrived in some of the most prestigious kitchens around the world. Today, he is the founder of Alo Food Group, a celebrated group of restaurants and spaces that includes Alo, a contemporary French restaurant; its off-shoot bistro, Aloette; the American-style restaurant, Alobar Yorkville and Alobar Downtown; Salon, a contemporary event space for private dining; Aloette GO, located in Liberty village; and their newest venture, Alder, located under the ACE Hotel. Both Alo and Alobar Yorkville received one Michelin star each in 2022, making Patrick the only chef to receive the coveted award for two of his restaurants in Toronto. In 2023, Alder also made the list of Michelin recommended restaurants.