We had the good fortune of connecting with Rocio Urbina and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rocio, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
I raised my daughter as a single mother, I showed her that we could survive on our own. That nothing in this world is given you have to work for it. And we will do the same with our baby boy.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m an Executive Pastry Chef at a city-style country club in Ft. Worth. I love what I do with a passion. I love teaching the younger generation that has that same fire and dedication and being their mentor. To be able to help them the same way my chefs helped me when I was a young Pastry cook. It was not easy road for me, I was a single mom either going to school full time and working full time to working 2 jobs at a time and raising my daughter. Gianni Santin saw potential in me and took me with a few others to work in Las Vegas when they opened the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Career wise that was the best decision I almost didn’t make. I was scared and excited being a young mother out alone in a new city with a kid. Vegas helped shaped me into the Chef I am now, I was a sponge and I soaked it all up. One lesson I would like to leave for this new generation is to follow the Chef that fuels that passion for you and go work for them. This new brand RU Chocolates, is my passion baby that I have always wanted to come to fruition. I love chocolate ever since I was little, and now I’m excited to share that passion through my chocolate. And now I leave you with one question, R.U. Chocolate wasted? If not, I can help 😉

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Eat: Paisanita Tacos have been my all time favorite tacos in the city. Revolver Taco all the tacos are sooo good.
Mordisko & Salsa, their cachapas are 🤤🤤🤤🤤 delish.
Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill for some awesome Mediterranean food.
Eno’s Pizza
Lockhart for BBQ
Meso Maya
Yolk for brunch

Drink: I don’t do alot of bars anymore with a baby but Tejas has a damn good frozen Paloma!
I love truck yard as well!

For dessert we’d go over to my friends shop Haute Sweets Patisserie and MELT ice cream as well 😋.

As far as places to visit we’d go to the stockyards in Ft. Worth, the Ft. Worth Zoo and Japanese Tea Garden. Also take her to Klyde Warren Park stuff our faces if the food trucks are out, lol.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
This is a hard one to pick only one person as there have been many people in my career that have helped me along the way. My mother for always staying up late with me while I worked on cakes as my side hustle after getting home late from a 12 hr shift when I was first starting off. To 3 mentors whom saw so much potential in me Vicky Ardaya, Gianni Santin, David Collier. They all played a major role in my life as mentors and can still to this day call them up for advice and call them my friends.

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