Chef Profile: Jocelyn Skill cooked to travel the world

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Chef Profile: Jocelyn Skill cooked to travel the world

Durango pastry chef Jocelyn Skill decorates a cake that she will use as a model on the website for her business Skillfully Decadent Desserts. Originally from Canada, Skill has cooked around the world and for big-budget Hollywood movies.
Though she focuses on wedding cakes and the like, Jocelyn Skill is sometimes called upon to create smaller fare, such as cupcakes.
Jocelyn Skill now works out of a licensed, commercial-grade kitchen that she built into her Hermosa home. She formerly owned the Skillfully Decadent food truck that was once parked in a food corral on north Main Avenue in Durango.
Jocelyn Skill now works out of a licensed, commercial-grade kitchen that she built into her Hermosa home. She formerly owned the Skillfully Decadent food truck that was once parked in a food corral on north Main Avenue in Durango.
Jocelyn Skill: Behind the chef

What is your favorite thing to cook?: Doing something with chocolate. I love the eating it and I just love the medium.


What do your friends and family ask you to cook the most?: Anything. I’ll basically do it all.


Do you have a favorite chef?: Doyen Christie (of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver). He was my mentor in Canada.


Do you have a favorite ingredient?: Chocolate. Callebaut brand specifically.


What would you like to cook but have never tried?: If anything, to make a really delicious, straight-out-Vietnam bowl of pho. To master that beautiful art of noodle soup.

Chef Profile: Jocelyn Skill cooked to travel the world

Durango pastry chef Jocelyn Skill decorates a cake that she will use as a model on the website for her business Skillfully Decadent Desserts. Originally from Canada, Skill has cooked around the world and for big-budget Hollywood movies.
Though she focuses on wedding cakes and the like, Jocelyn Skill is sometimes called upon to create smaller fare, such as cupcakes.
Jocelyn Skill now works out of a licensed, commercial-grade kitchen that she built into her Hermosa home. She formerly owned the Skillfully Decadent food truck that was once parked in a food corral on north Main Avenue in Durango.
Jocelyn Skill now works out of a licensed, commercial-grade kitchen that she built into her Hermosa home. She formerly owned the Skillfully Decadent food truck that was once parked in a food corral on north Main Avenue in Durango.
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