Dunia Borga

LaDuni Baking Studio

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Biography

Dunia Borga was born in Bogota, Colombia. Dunia began her pastry studies at El Centro Culinary Program and in 2001 cofounded La Duni Latin Cafe to great critical acclaim. By January 2002, La Duni had been named one of the top 20 new restaurants in America by Esquire Magazine and top 5 in Dallas by the Dallas Morning News. In 2003 La Duni was recognized as one of the best restaurants in America by The Zagat Guide and Gourmet Magazine, as well as one of the 50 best Hispanic Restaurants in the Nation by Hispanic Magazine. During 2003, Dunia was invited to do baking demonstrations at the French Culinary Institute in New York. In December 2003 the hospitality community of Dallas named Dunia “Best Pastry Chef” in D Magazine’s Chefs’ Choice Award survey. Together with her husband, they were selected as two of 25 chefs nationwide to represent current and future trends of latin cooking at the James Beard award ceremony in 2004.