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Day II: StarChefs International Chefs Congress

Posted by Niko on October 2nd, 2012

Dominique Ansel checks out his Kouign-amann for his presentation

Today was the second day of the StarChefs International Chefs Congress and the big excitement was the announcement of the three pastry chefs who were going to advance to the final on Tuesday for a chance to win over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Congratulations are in order for Jennifer Yee (formerly of SHO Shaun Hergatt, DessertBuzz feature is here), Salvatore Martone, (L’atelier de Joel Robuchon) and Aya Fukai (Waldorf Astoria Chicago).  After the announcement Johnny Iuzzini explained how much respect he had for these chefs and remarked that “to go through this competition in these conditions, in an armory [is just very difficult]”. (more…)

Dominique Ansel is just one of the NYC-based chefs holding workshops at this year's StarChefs ICC event

I can’t believe how many of our favorite pasty chefs will be presenting at the at the 7th Annual International Chefs Congress.  What a great opportunity to see some of the top pastry chefs in action and participate in their workshops.  This year’s event is again at the Armory and will run from Sunday, September 30-Tuesday, October 2.  See below for a special discount ticket offer to the pastry competition.   Read on to see who will be at this year’s event!

Domnique Ansel will lead a workshop on the secrets of laminated dough.  More from Dominique Ansel on DessertBuzz is here.

One of Shawn Gawle's desserts from Corton. You can learn all about marshmallows from him next weekend

Shawn Gawle (recently featured on DessertBuzz) will lead a session on modernizing the marshmallow.  More from Shawn Gawle on Dessertbuzz here. (more…)