The proof is in the pudding of a great pastry chef, but rising to the top of the culinary world as executive pastry chef of DANIEL also requires a lot of time, dedication, discipline, patience and hard work.
The Michelin Guide to restaurants has been around for more than 100 years and claims more gravitas, by sheer longevity, than most other dining guides. Recognition bestowed by this particular institution can make or break a restaurant.
The L'Abeille restaurant is situated in the Shangri La hotel in the 16 arrondisement in Paris. Headed up by Chef Philippe Labbé, it is Shangri Las effort to attract tourists and locals with a demanding palate.
Aliya LeeKong is the Culinary Creative Director at Junoon, which just received a Michelin star. This is what every chef works for but LeeKong's story of how she arrived in one of New York's Very Important Kitchens is a little different.