A native of Miami, Max Santiago has been drawing ever since he got a hold of a pencil. For him, pastry is another form of art. After serving in the Air Force, Santiago turned to his true passion and enrolled in culinary school. With stints in a number of Florida’s top bakeshops, including Chef Allen’s and the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Santiago now parks his plane at Mundo New World Café in Coral Gables, where Star Chef Norman Van Aken gives him the freedom to let his imagination soar. Santiago approaches his work with intensity, photographing every dish and documenting every recipe he creates.