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St. Croix’s Orlando Santos Competing on Bravo’s Top Chef Wednesday |

Orlando Santos
Virgin Islands native Orlando Santos will be competing on Bravo’s season premier of “Top Chef: Just Desserts,” Wednesday at 10 p.m., according to the network. Santos, who was born and raised on St. Croix, will compete against 14 other pastry chefs for a prize of $100,000, a feature article in Food & Wine magazine, and a showcase at the Annual Food & Wine Cayman Cookout.

Santos currently owns Orlando’s Chocolate Treasures, where his website boasts of “hand-crafted European Artisan Chocolates,” and he also works as an executive pastry chef at the Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh.

Santos graduated from the St. Croix Educational Complex then went on to get his culinary education from Johnson & Wales University in Florida, according to his website and Facebook page. He competed last year in Las Vegas at the World Chocolate Masters Championship and also appeared on the reality show “Food Network Challenge: Sugar Destinations, which involved four chefs on a Caribbean cruise.

For more information on the show, go to or to find out additional information on Santos’ chocolate business, visit his website at