‘Sweet Genius’ Chef Alon Gontowski Introduces New Holiday Flavors To Rise Bakery

Rise Bakery is getting into the holiday spirit with new flavors on the menu. Pastry chef and former winner of Food Network’s Sweet Genius, Chef Alon Gontowski has created a plethora of sensational seasonal desserts including a Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake, Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake and Spice Pumpkin Whoopie in advance of the Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.


The Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake is an individual cheesecake with a baked mini pumpkin pie inside. It’s gingerbread crusted and topped with caramel – can we say delicious!

There’s also a Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake layered over a NY-Style cheesecake and a Spiced Pumpkin Whoopie with a cream cheese glaze.

Be sure to try the pumpkin coffee to go along with your seasonal pastry!