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Pastry Chefs

Florian Bellanger Talks Career, Cupcakes, and Crickets

Regina Varolli | Posted 09.16.2016 | Taste
Regina Varolli

Cupcake Wars judge Florian Bellanger started baking because he "really had a bad sweet tooth" and his "mom never baked and wasn't dessert-oriented at all."

Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America 2016

Regina Varolli | Posted 08.11.2016 | Taste
Regina Varolli

When Dessert Professional magazine celebrates its Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America each year in New York City, the honorees get the opportunity to show off their stellar talent to a gathering of industry insiders with serious sweet smarts.

Beth Nielsen Talks Vanilla-Fueled Family Philanthropy

Regina Varolli | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Regina Varolli

For Beth Nielsen, Chief Culinary Officer and third generation co-owner of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, giving back to her local and global community is a ...

Turning Dream Jobs Into Reality: Pastry Chef, Christina Tosi

Sara Panagiotopoulou | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Sara Panagiotopoulou

So, sure, the all-you-can-eat chocolate, caramel and cookie dough are the ingredients of a "dream job." But as Christina and her team at Milk Bar prove, what actually makes the dream a reality is when the pursuit of personal passions is combined with honest creativity, respect and giving back to others.

The Éclair Revolution

Gitanjali Roche | Posted 11.03.2014 | Taste
Gitanjali Roche

'L'Éclair de Génie' has become a hot spot for gastro-tourists who scour Paris looking for the next big thing in food.

Christophe Michalak: The Pastry Superhero

Gitanjali Roche | Posted 10.06.2014 | Taste
Gitanjali Roche

Michalak is the pastry chef of the prestigious three-Michelin-starred Plaza Athénée in Paris, but don't let his culinary pedigree fool you.

Dessert Professional Taps the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America

Regina Varolli | Posted 08.13.2014 | Home
Regina Varolli

At an exclusive event held at the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC, Dessert Professional magazine celebrated their picks for the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America, 2014.

Meet The 'Top Chef' Behind The First Ever Minority Chef Summit

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.02.2014 | Black Voices

One chocolatier has emerged as a game changer for minority professionals in the culinary world. Thursday saw the launch of the inaugural Minority ...

Joelle Bercovitch: Moms Change the World

Monique Ruffin | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

Photo Courtesy of Anthony Pino Joelle Bercovitch emanates a particular kind of sweetness, along with a rooted sense of confidence that everything is ...

Yum! Chef Dominique Ansel Shares Best Way To Eat The Cronut

Huffington Post | Posted 06.20.2013 | New York

Cronut-crazy crowds line up two hours before Chef Dominique Ansel even opens his SoHo bakery, as the donut-croissant hybrid has taken New York by stor...

LOOK: The Most Amazing Pastries

| Posted 08.19.2013 | Miami

Executive Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour has been hooked on sweets since spending his childhood in his family's bakery in Puerto Rico. But we can guarant...

Moms Change the World: Clemence Gossett

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

Walking through the farmers' market in Santa Monica with Clemence Gossett, you'll discover that she's a bit of a celebrity in her community.

The Best Pastry Chefs 2013

Tasting Table | Posted 04.30.2013 | Taste
Tasting Table

It makes sense that dessert demands its own separate chef, someone who can conjure up a memorable finale.

François Payard Returns to NYC's Upper East Side

Regina Varolli | Posted 12.24.2012 | Home
Regina Varolli

At long last, New York's Upper East Side welcomes back Pâtisserie François Payard. "This place is all about bringing a new 'Payard' and that was the challenge."

Getting Healthy With Sarabeth

Jordana Zizmor | Posted 11.15.2012 | New York
Jordana Zizmor

Losing weight is hard enough, and being surrounded by delicious treats in a bakery doesn't make it any easier. I caught up with the lovely Sarabeth Levine, of Sarabeth's restaurants, to discuss everything from cookies to weight loss.

I Went From Selling Real Estate To Keeping Bees

Sonja Fallon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Sonja Fallon

We grew up in a house where Mom was always making something, whether it was homemade bread or fresh pasta, she was a whir in the kitchen. Like her, I feel very comfortable in the kitchen, and that's where my self-confidence blooms. I started cooking for myself after college; starting off simple, and when my future husband moved in, I took it to the next level.

The Sweet Taste Of A Second Chance At Life

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 09.01.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

I remember when I stopped worrying. Lying in bed, worrying about something at work, letting it make you feel sick -- I realized that was so stupid. If you can do something about it, you do it. If you can't, you let it go. If you can't control or change something, then enjoy life -- this moment. My illness allowed me to gain this transformational perspective.

David Burke: Doing Dessert and Doing Good

Regina Varolli | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
Regina Varolli

Sitting down to dessert with David Burke is quite an experience. With a boisterous personality and bellowing voice that fill the room, Burke is clearly a larger-than-life guy who knows how to have a good time.

PHOTOS: New Desserts At The Source

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Wolfgang Puck's Newseum restaurant, The Source, has a new face in the kitchen: Duane Copeland, who came on board last month as executive...

The Country's Best Pastry Chefs & Their Signature Desserts

Tasting Table | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
Tasting Table

Tasting Table is the free daily email for adventurous eaters everywhere. Hungry? Sign up here: Each month, Tasting Table's Monthly E...

Time to Make the Donuts

Jordana Zizmor | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
Jordana Zizmor

Now that most of us have broken our resolutions it's time to check out Flex Donuts, which is located in the dining level of Grand Central Station. Besides running Flex Donuts, Zac Young is the pastry chef at both locations of Flex Mussels.

Talking With Top Chef Just Desserts' Judge Johnny Iuzzini

Regina Varolli | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Regina Varolli

Johnny Iuzzini should have a lot of pride in his work. He's a driven, accomplished pastry chef who from an early age was smitten with sweets.

'Top Chef Just Desserts' Amanda Rockman On TV Drama, Fave Chicago Desserts

| Lauren Drell | Posted 10.05.2011 | Chicago

Who: Amanda Rockman, a Katy, Texas, native whose mother’s lavish meals and most notably Sacher torte inspired her to attend The Culinary Institute o...

Two Dozen Desserts Before Dinner

Regina Varolli | Posted 09.06.2011 | Home
Regina Varolli


'Sound Bites': Le Bernardin's Michael Laiskonis Crafts A Signature Dessert

Eater NY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There's no better way to begin a new feature than in the hallowed kitchens of Le Bernardin. So, for the premier edition Sound Bites, Eater asked pastr...