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Andrew Gonzalez

Night Owl Cookies

Andrew Gonzalez is the man behind the cookies and is a product of the American Dream. His father fled Cuba in pursuit of a better life. Andrew witnessed his parents work 50-hour weeks to build him a better future, and he felt hopeless. It wasn’t until Andrew was in college that he came up with an idea that would not only change Miami’s food scene, but also his family’s life. The idea was sweet and simple. He wanted to deliver warm home-made cookies to South Florida until 2 AM. Andrew solely pursued Night Owl Cookie Co. at the age of 20 as a part-time project, and as they say, “the rest is history.” This idea turned a struggling college student into a “Cookiepreneur” who has achieved national attention through outlets like Forbes, The Food Network, and NBC News. Today, Night Owl Cookies could be found at 4 locations with 3 new South Florida storefronts opening soon. Andrew has devoted his life to Night Owl, and will not rest until his dream becomes a household name.

More about Andrew Gonzalez

What is your ultimate comfort food?Burgers! Anybody who knows me knows I'm on a strict diet of burgers and fries.If you weren't a chef, what would you be?Before dropping out of college and opening Night Owl, I was studying Marketing. I would probably be in that field if I never gave in and followed my dream!What three things are always in your pantry?Chocolate chips, brown sugar, and a bottle of my favorite rum! I never know when my next crazy dessert idea is going to come up, so my pantry is pretty stocked at all times. And who doesn't love a drink while having fun in the kitchen?!If you could cook with anyone in the world, who would it be?I would love to bake up something special with Christina Tosi. I've been inspired by her desserts for years, I feel like we could create some seriously insane treats!