ABOUT MAX SANTIAGO

Chef Max Santiago is originally from Miami, where he attended culinary school after serving in the United States Air Force. Through 23 years of culinary experience he has led award winning kitchens to include stints at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, The Ritz-Carlton in Coconut Grove, The Cove at Atlantis Bahamas, and the Confidante in Miami Beach and has become one of the most renown pastry chefs in the region.

He is currently The Corporate Executive Pastry Chef of The Sugar Factory overseeing the entire Pastry program for over 20 restaurants and has been named StarChefs Rising Star and most recently winning Cooking Channels Sugar Showdown Donuts competition. Max has also been publicly credited for being the force behind the craft donut craze in the city of Miami.

Featured Videos
September 15, 2017

Rainbow Donuts at Sugar Factory!

Just wait until you see the inside of Sugar Factory's Rainbow Doughnuts!😱
November 15, 2016

Max Santiago / The Salty Donut / Bourbon Month

Chef Max Santiago from The Salty Donut making this weekend’s Jim Beam® old fashioned donut hole. The only thing better than celebrating bourbon month with your ...
Latest Press
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Eater New York // Sugar Factory Is About to Roll Out Doughnuts from a Hot Miami Chef All Over NYC

Originally posted by Eater New York // 

Celebrity favorite sweets chain Sugar Factory is about to open a slew of standalone doughnut shops with pastries from a Miami...

Eater New York // Sugar Factory Is About to Roll Out Doughnuts from a Hot Miami Chef All Over NYC
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Gothamist // Wow, These Insane-Looking Doughnuts Are Also Delicious

Originally posted by Gothamist // Scott Lynch in  //

It's not surprising that Sugar Factory's new "Artisanal Donuts and Coffee Bar" on the Upper West Side would sell...

Gothamist // Wow, These Insane-Looking Doughnuts Are Also Delicious
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Metro // Of course these cartoon doughnuts come from Sugar Factory

The Sugar Factory has launched an Artisanal Donuts & Coffee Bar in NYC, and your Instagram is about to be nothing but these insane cartoon doughnuts.

Metro // Of course these cartoon doughnuts come from Sugar Factory
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Times Square Chronicles // Sweet Donut Delights at Sugar Factory

Get ready New York City. The Big Apple is taking a big bite out of donuts on the Upper West Side.

The fantastic Sugar Factory has now opened their first artisanal donut and coffee bar, and...

Times Square Chronicles // Sweet Donut Delights at Sugar Factory
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TimeOut // Sugar Factory just launched an Artisanal Donut and Coffee Bar

Sugar Factory has launched an Artisanal Donut and Coffee Bar in its Upper West Side restaurant, and the colorful offerings are a feast for the eyes and tummy. The dessert spot has also collaborated with Miami-based MdoughW to...

TimeOut // Sugar Factory just launched an Artisanal Donut and Coffee Bar
Latest Recipes
November 30, 2017

My All-time Favorite Blackberry Jam Filling

I’m a true believer that there is nothing better than a homemade jam. You just can’t buy the same quality and flavor as making it from scratch with fresh, seasonal fruit. The biggest problem is most recipes out there are not the best, and ...
November 30, 2017

Here's How To Make The Perfect Yeast Raised Doughnuts

This is my go to recipe for yeast raised doughnut dough. It works so well and is very easy to work with! One of the things that makes this dough so great is how soft it is. It’s best to use cold because of how soft and sticky the dough is. ...
November 30, 2017

Have You Tried Max's Sugar Glazed Donut Recipe?

Whether you are about to begin your home cook culinary career or have been a pastry chef for decades, you need the very best sugar glaze you can possibly develop. Finding a sugar glazed donut recipe can be a pretty challenging affair. Some sugar ...