LaDuni Baking Studio
Born in Bogota, Colombia in January 1969 from a Yugoslavian Father and a Colombian Mother great grand daughter of a Colombian President.
Came to the US in 1974 and settled in Malibu California where she developed a special love for the ocean and surfing. In 1987 met Espartaco Borga at his Night club in Beverly Hills, where they fell in love, together they moved to Dallas, Texas in 1989 where she became part of the funding team of ZuZu Handmade Mexican Food. In 1993 moved to New York where she started to develop her passion for pastry making. In 1997 came back to Dallas, married and started her pastry studies at El Centro Culinary Program, and in 2001 cofounded La Duni Latin Cafe to great critical acclaim, as well as giving birth to her son Brandon Borga.
During 2003, Dunia was invited to do baking demonstrations at the French Culinary Institute in NY. She was chosen as the National Honey Board’ spoke person for the Latin market. Together with her husband, they where selected as two of 25 chefs nationwide, to represent current and future trends of Latin Cooking at the James Beard Award ceremony in May 2004. On December 2003 the hospitality community of Dallas named Dunia “Best Pastry Chef “ in D Magazines’ Chefs’ Choice Award survey.