Last night I had the pleasure to attend the awards for the Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America presented by Dessert Professional Magazine at The Institute of Culinary Education. I was truly blown away by the quality of each and every dish – there was not one weak dessert. Even though each chef and their team had to prepare over 300 servings it didn’t seem to deter them from making really involved creations with many components (see home made chocolate covered pop rocks). Without exception, these were some of the most spectacular desserts I have ever eaten. Over the next few days (weeks?) I’ll be posting some video and going into more depth about some of the desserts. The first wave of pictures are below. Enjoy.
2010 Top 10 Honorees:
Nicholas Lodge - French Pastry School, Chicago IL
Roy Pell - The Phoenician, Scottsdale AZ
Christopher Boos - Dunkin Brands
Kimberly Bugler - Restaurant 21, NYC
Steve Evetts - Marriot Marquis Hotel, NYC
Bill Foltz - L’Auberge du Lac Resort Casino, Lake Charles LA
Yannis Janssens - Fontainebleau, Miami Beach FL
Michelle Tampakis - Institute of Culinary Education, NYC
Robert Truitt - Corton, NYC
Frank Vollkommer - The Chocolate Mill, Glens Falls NY
Hall of Fame honoree: Gary Guittard
The Dessert Professional Magazine website is here.
The Institute of Culinary education web site is here.
Part II with Nicholas Lodge is here.
Part III (with Johnny Iuzzini and Michelle Tampakis) is here.
Part IV with Jannis Janssens is here.