Denver’s Drag Queen Pie Delivery in Denver is DELICIOUS | Meet Chocolatina // Chef Martin
Denver’s Drag Queen Pie Delivery in Denver is DELICIOUS
Meet Chocolatina // Chef Martin
Hi Martin! Can you tell us your story leading up to owning “The Pie Queen”?
From New York to Florida and back again. The next stop in Chef Martin’s career was working with Waldy Malouf at La Cremaillere in Banksville, NY. Waldy guided Martin in creating restaurant desserts to dazzle the celebrity clientele. Feeling the need to try something completely different, in 1989, Martin took the pastry chef position at Pier House Inn and Beach Club in Key West, Florida.
One year later, he returned to New York to open Hudson River Club with Waldy at the World Financial Center in downtown Manhattan. In 1997 Martin became the executive pastry chef at the Rainbow Room atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza, making desserts for all their high-profile outlets.
Next time you see him, ask about his adventures at the Rainbow Room!
What events do you have coming up for Pride Month?
June 20th , Chocolatina and her talented guest singers will entertain you with your favorite tunes while you sip fabulous libations and enjoy a meal. Award-winning Chef Martin concocts exclusive and exciting pie flavors every month.
Make your reservations today!
☎:303 832 1333
Check out the upcoming Pride Events where you can catch Chocolatina in the graphic below.
What are some of your most popular Pie Flavors?
Lemon Sour Cream w/Roasted Strawberries
How can folks order your Pies? What are the various ways?
Three days a week, The Pie Queen can deliver her pies to you herself (with a song or two). If you live in Denver, make sure you experience what the people are raving about!
Add a little sugar and spice to your office party!
Bring some joy to someone with a Saturday or Sunday party delivery.
Birthdays, graduations, weddings, anything you are celebrating!
You are also a Children’s Book Author? Tell us about that:
Tina Cocolina is a sweet little cupcake of a girl who’s on the hunt for her perfect topping. This mouthwatering picture book includes cupcake and frosting recipes from an award-winning pastry chef, maestro Martin Howard.
What are some of your Career Highlights you have experienced on your journey?
Rainbow Room, NY – Executive Pastry Chef
Brasserie, Brasserie 8 1/2 -Manhattan, NY
Pier House Inn and Beach Club, Key West, FL
Named “Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America” by Chocolatier/Pastry Art and Design magazines, two years in row (1997 & 1998)
James Beard Foundation baking competition’s winner and “People’s Choice Award” honoree
Many, many national pastry competitions!
We love that your name “Chocolatina, Queen of the Dessert” mirrors the classic film “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”. How did your Drag Journey begin?
In the spring of 2009, Martin took a break from the restaurant industry to focus on his drag persona Chocolatina, Queen of the Dessert. This led to being crowned the very first “Miss Stonewall” in 2009 and hosting many nights at the legendary venue.
Nowadays, Martin enjoys his newly-adopted city of Denver after living in New York City for 25+ years. He currently works as a Pastry Chef at one of America’s leading catering companies, Epicurean Group. When not making pies or singing Broadway musicals for fun, The Pie Queen enjoys volleyball, skiing, Jeopardy and The Game Show Network… and of course a few stiff cocktails.
What Events do you host outside of Pride Month?
Hump Day Baking Bonanza
Wednesday 7pm MST
Bake along and sing along!
Drag Brunch Cabaret
Sunday 1pm MST
Have mimosas ready (or something stiffer) and join Chocolatina for a Cabaret set!
Watch Chocolatina in the flesh for a music set at Bruz Beers – Midtown!