Cindy Kruse

Cindy Lou’s CookiesCindy Kruse



Miami, FL

Cindy Kruse is an American Pastry Chef who has been making people happy with her delicious desserts for over 20 years. 

After graduating from Boston University with a Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management in 1990, Cindy studied at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Upon graduation, Cindy became part of the opening team for Wolfgang Pucks’ Spago in Las Vegas. The year was 1992.

In the next decade, Cindy worked with some of the best chefs in the United States including Emeril Lagasse, Charlie Trotter, Charlie Palmer and Jean Georges Vongerichten, mentors she credits for her culinary philosophy and overall success.

In 2003, Cindy was tapped by then boss, Charlie Palmer, of Aureole fame, to co-create the desserts for the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. To this day, Cindy remembers that event as “not only one of the hardest, but most rewarding experiences of my culinary career”.

In the summer of 2005, Cindy became the Executive Pastry Chef at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami. Upon the closing of the Resort for renovation, Cindy worked for the famed Barton G, where she oversaw all the catering and restaurant dessert production for two years.

Cindy also worked at Gigi in Midtown Miami, where her desserts and cookies received rave reviews. In 2012, Cindy Lou’s Cookies was born in a garage in Coconut Grove. Today you can find Cindy baking cookies and making people happy at her shop in Little River, which opened in 2017.  Her signature giant cookies and delicious desserts are the result of her great love of everything sweet.