Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America – 2016!

Saturday 25th June 2016 - 10:52:56 AM


Earlier this month, I attended the Dessert Professional Magazine Top Ten PastryChefs in America tasting event, held at Institute of Culinary Education (ICE). It was a gorgeous event, and all of the pastries were so beautiful to look at and taste. It truly is an artform! Check out the winners below, and some of my favorite shots from the event.

This year’s Top Ten Pastry Chefs and their signature desserts are:

Cedric Barberet

Pastry Chef & Owner, Bistro Barberet, Lancaster, PA

BLACK. Flourless Chocolate Cake, Blackberry Tea, Dark Chocolate Mousse, Gianduja Violet Center and Blackberry Violet Macaron


Morand Dare

Executive Pastry Chef, New York Hilton Midtown, NY, NY

Strawberry Blossom

Joseph DiPaolo Jr.

Corporate Pastry Chef, Pinnacle Foods, Parsippany, NJ

Duncan Hines Brownie Peanut Butter Delight, Raspberry Sour Cherry Marmalade


Kelly Fields

Executive Pastry Chef, Besh Restaurant Group & Co-Owner Willa Jean, New Orleans, LA

Cornbread Pudding Bourbon Blackberry Peaches and Buttermilk Sherbet


Scott Green,

Executive Pastry Chef, The Langham Hotel, Chicago IL

Strawberry Petit Gateau, Black Pepper Gooey Butter Cake, Cream Cheese Mousse, Wild Strawberry

Alex Grunert

Pastry Chef,  Brooklyn Fare Manhattan, NY, NY

Chocolate Vanilla Truffle, White Soy Caramel with Caramelized Cacao Nibs and Brown Butter

Lauren V. Haas

Department Chair, Int’l Institute of Baking and Pastry Arts, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI

Kumquat and Yogurt-Cassis Moelleaux and Chocolate Sable-Bergamot, Coconut, Lime and Milk Chocolate


Franck Iglesias 

Executive Pastry Chef, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT

Strawberry Rhubarb Push Pop, Spring Globe, Irish Cream Pop Rocks Choux, Hazelnut Banana Yuzu Cream

Robert Nieto 

Corporate Pastry Chef, Kendall-Jackson Winery, Santa Rosa, CA     

Blueberry Mousse with Mango Passion Fruit Sorbet with Dehydrated Dulcey Mousse Verjus Gel and Jasmine Cream

Jean-Marc Viallet 

Executive Pastry Chef, Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA

Disneyland 60th Anniversary Hat       

 The event was presented by Guittard Chocolate, KitchenAid, Beurremont, Prova Gourmet, agrimontana, Pastry 1, and Sasa-Demarle.  The Great Purple Cupcake Project is the benefiting charity of the 2016 Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America event.

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