Tonight I attended the “The Oscars” for pastry, also known as The Top 10 Pastry Chef Awards presented by Dessert Professional Magazine. Ten of the best pastry chefs in the US all gathered in one place who, along with teams of 4-6 assistants, composed and plated over 300 fancy-pants desserts for attendees. There’s no judging or competition here, just lots of appreciation for the skills and careers of these accomplished chefs.
Here are the honorees and their desserts:
Antonio Bachour – Executive Pastry Chef, Quattro at Trump Soho, New York, NY and Solea at W South Beach, Miami
Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez – Pastry Chef and Owner, PRINT at the Ink Hotel, New York, NY
Tariq Hanna – Pastry Chef and Owner, Sucre, New Orleans, LA
Sylvain Leroy – Pastry Chef and Technical Advisor, Paris Gourmet, Carlstadt, NJ
Francisco Migoya – Associate Professor, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
Jerome Landrieu – Pastry Chef and Director, Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy, Chicago, IL
Yoni Morales – Executive Pastry Chef, New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Oscar Ortega – Pastry Chef and Owner, Atelier Ortega, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Ron Paprocki – Executive Pastry Chef, Gordon Ramsay at The London
Jean-Francois Suteau – Executive Pastry Chef, The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Video of Ron Paprocki, Executive Pastry Chef, Gordon Ramsay at The London, talking about his Valrhona chocolate mousse at this year’s event is here. For coverage of last year’s event go here. A full gallery of images is here.
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