Pastry Chef Toyana Moore, winner of the 2018 Philadelphia Cupcake Wars, and wife of Top Chef Ryan Moore, resides in the city and has been baking for over 15 years. Chef Toyana first began to bake as a hobby; creating cupcakes with a theme for children’s small parties, and cakes and pies for holidays and special events. However, because of their great flavor, texture, and artistic designs, the demand for more products increased; they caught on like wildfire. This sparked Toyana’s passion and excitement, and inspired her to explore the professional side of the baking world. Understanding that baking was part art and part science, she began taking classes with Pastry Chef Jerome T. Jones to expand her knowledge and repertoire, to not only include her signature cupcakes, but to also add wedding and specialty cakes, pies, cookies, tarts, and candy. Yes, she has been known to make her own candy on occasion for desert tables! Pastry Chef Toyana has been featured on the “HEAT 100 with Simply Monica” and works alongside Top Chef Ryan Moore, as they offer fine cuisine and lovely deserts with “A Touch of Greatness”.
Top Chef Ryan Moore, owner of “A Touch of Greatness” has over 19 years of professional experience in the food and restaurant industry. A former culinary arts student at the Philadelphia Art Institute, Chef Moore has worked under, as well as with, some of the great Master Chefs in the business that includes Chef Georges Perrier (formerly of Le Bec-Fin), Chef Gordon Ramsay (Hell’s Kitchen), Chef Marc Miguel, and Chef Darryl Harmon of New York. Chef Moore has also prepared food for celebrity entertainers such as John Legend during Philadelphia’s July 4th Welcome to America Event, and Rap Group Member “Hell Rell” of Dipset, also known as “The Diplomats”. His culinary expertise is expansive as he has planned, organized, arranged, and prepared cuisine for intimate dinner parties and for culinary events that seat upwards of 500 guests. Chef Moore has also been a guest on the “HEAT 100 with Simply Monica” and in addition, has participated in several food shows, won a number of awards and contests, and has been featured in an edition of Philadelphia Magazine, where he was named “Best Omelet Chef in Philadelphia”. Chef Moore is passionate, multitalented, and personable. So… allow him to take you and your palate on a journey that you will never forget; one where you will experience “A Touch of Greatness” and “Love at First Bite”.