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.
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. Patrick has been featured in top media outlets, including CTV’s Your Morning, Global News, CBC, and Breakfast Television.
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.