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Artist Interview

Philip Kruta of Whisk

August 7, 2013


Philip Kruta of Whisk

How did we manage to snag a high-demand culinary genius to whip--or "whisk"--up a birthday dessert for Ode this Arts Night out? We've got connections (thanks, Thea!). Philip Kruta is co-owner of Whisk, a Boston-based pop-up dining experience wherein the menu, the place, and the concept up is ever-changing.  Trained in Fundamental French and European Pastry, in addition to working at L’Espalier, one of Boston’s most prestigious kitchens, Chef Kruta knows his stuff. Not to mention that he and Whisk co-owner Jeremy Kean were recently the recipients of the Zagat's "30 under 30" award. We can't wait to taste what sweet innovation Philip has in store for us on Friday!

How did you get started?
I faked a job interview for a pastry chef position and spent the two weeks before starting reading culinary school text books!

What do you love about your job?
I love the creativity, using ingredients as material to make edible art. Seeing people eat my food inspires me to make the next plate!

Where do you find inspiration?
I would say nature is the most inspirational for me, I look to organic creations and replicate their beauty in my food, everything should look natural, as if it just fell onto the plate, perfectly arranged.

Tiramisu with almonds and golden raisins. Photo via Whisk's Instagram
Tiramisu with almonds and golden raisins. Photo via Whisk's Instagram

White chocolate mango semifreddo, mango jam, honey caviar, and strawberry paper. Photo via Whisk's Instagram
White chocolate mango semifreddo, mango jam, honey caviar, and strawberry paper.
Photo via Whisk's Instagram

What is your dream project?
I'm living the dream right now, running my own exclusive tasting restaurant in Boston's North End!

What are your plans for the future?
I plan to publish some cookbooks, run a tasting restaurant, and open a breakfast place that also serves as a cooking school!

If I wasn’t doing this, I would be...
Cooking...

If you were a piece of clothing, what would be and what color/pattern? 
The dream coat. Color: technicolor

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Slower is faster.

For more information on attending a tasting dinner check out http://www.whiskboston.com.

* Join us on Friday, August 9th, from 6-8pm for our "Sugar, Love, & Honey" Birthday Bash. Philip from Whisk Boston will be here serving a special dessert created just for you!