ICE Set to Host Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America Awards


Matthew Stevens and Tish Boyle, editors of Dessert Professional Magazine, a leading food service publication for the pastry, baking, cake, ice cream and chocolate industries are set to fête their chef honorees at the twenty-second annual Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America Awards at ICE (The Institute of Culinary Education) in New York City.

The awards recognize the top toques of tuile, cocoa, and sugar for their talent and unique culinary vision. The 2015 winners will be featured in the August issue of Dessert Professional.

“With more and more remarkable talent filling the ranks of dessert professionals, being recognized as one of best has gained a new level of prestige,” notes Editor Tish Boyle.

Editor Matthew Stevens adds that “a talented and dedicated pastry chef is an invaluable asset in any kitchen. Our 2015 Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America have also distinguished themselves as innovators, leaders, and mentors in their chosen career paths. It is our honor to recognize them for their many and varied contributions to our industry.”

Dessert Professional Magazine publisher Jeffrey Dryfoos was proud to honor this year’s Top Ten Pastry Chefs and Hall of Fame inductee Sébastien Cannone of The French Pastry School in Chicago, IL. “Over the last twenty years Sébastien has been tremendously influential in the development of pastry and baking talent in America. We are thrilled that he will join his school co-founder and business partner Jacquy Pfeifer in our Hall of Fame.”

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Selected from around the entire country, this year’s Top Ten, the crème de la crème are:

  • LISA BAILEY, D Bar, Denver, CO and San Diego, CA
  • MICHELLE GAYER, Salty Tart, Minneapolis, MN
  • JIMMY LECLERC, Laduree USA, New York, NY
  • SALVATORE MARTONE,  Atelier Joel Robuchon, Las Vegas, NV
  • MAURA METHENY, Norman Love Confections, Ft. Meyers, FL
  • THOMAS RAQUEL, Le Bernardin, New York, NY
  • THIAGO SILVA, EMM Group, New York, NY
  • MIROSLAV USKOKOVIC, Gramercy Tavern, New York, NY
  • WILLIAM WERNER, Craftsman & Wolves, San Francisco, CA
  • ZAC YOUNG, David Burke Group, New York, NY

This year’s Hall of Fame Honoree is SEBASTIEN CANNONE, M.O.F., Co-Founder, The French Pastry School, Chicago, IL.

The Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America event will be held on Monday, June 1, 2015 at The Institute of Culinary Education, Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty Street, New York City.  The event features a walk-around tasting of desserts from some of the most talented chefs in the nation.
Presented By Guittard Chocolate, KitchenAid, Beurremont, and Nielsen-Massey.

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