Letty Alvarez is the founder and pastry chef of LA Sweetz, Miami's top rated cupcake bakery. LA Sweetz first started in Miami Florida in 2008. Letty pours a lifetime of passion and dedication into every heavenly morsel and her persistence resulted in countless recipes of perfectly smooth, moist and deliciously sinful cupcakes.
LA Sweetz cupcakes are made from scratch daily using only the freshest and finest ingredients available. Their mouth watering cupcakes inspire fans both young and old and it is this dedicated and national growing fan base that have dubbed LA Sweetz as the home of America's best cupcakes. LA Sweetz cupcakes have been featured in Sandra Lee's Magazine and several televised English and Spanish shows such as Deco Drive, Simply Delicioso, Acceso Total and the Today Show. Letty's charismatic and larger than life personality quickly caught the attention of producers from several shows. LA Sweetz competed on Food Networks "Cupcake Wars" and Letty was personally selected by "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro to compete on his TLC show "The Next Great Baker". In addition to her vibrant on air personality, Letty's savvy business credentials were also sought out by billion dollar coffee empire Keurig Brewers and Green Mountain Coffee to represent them as their national ambassador.
LA Sweetz franchised in 2015 and has 3 corporate owned locations throughout South Florida, expansion plans include 5 locations in Orlando, Florida.
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What is your earliest memory involving food or wine?
Desperately channel surfing to find quick and easy recipes on Food Network to feed my growing family.
If you've participated in the Festival before, what is your favorite SOBEWFF memory to date?
At The Swine and Wine, my very first SOBEWFF event, I was setting up my station when I received my customized and embroidered Official SOBEWFF Chef Coat. It was at that moment I felt validation as a successful chef. I was overwhelmed with pride and joy in that humbling moment.
If you could cook with anyone in the world, who would it be?
I would love to cook with Lee Schrager to pick his brain on what inspired him to create this movement that would become the massive event that it is today which unites Chefs from around the world to collaborate together in a week long celebration of wine, food, and life.
I never leave home without my:
My cell phone and my rolling pin :) LOL