About Us

Our Talented Team

The River Center team brings nothing but the best to our events. 

Executive Pastry Chef Nik Pugmire

Chef Nik Pugmire brings over a decade of global pastry experience from luxury hotels and restaurants. As the head Pastry Chef and creative visionary for Doré Bakery, every one of his creations deliver high-quality, elegantly designed and constructed desserts that are unique, delicious, and memorable. Working alongside the Port of Des Moines group, Doré Bakery supplies extraordinary cakes and desserts to catered events around the Des Moines area, as well as Trellis Café, the Riverwalk Hub, and personal orders for special events.