Sunday, June 26, 2016

2016 Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America

Alex Grunert
Brooklyn Fare Manhattan, NY, NY
Chocolate - Vanilla Truffle, White Soy Caramel 
with Caramelized Cacao Nibs and Brown Butter

On Monday, June 6th, ten of the finest pastry chefs in America were honored at the 23rd annual Dessert Professional Magazine Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America at Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City. 

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. 

The 2016 winners will be featured in the August/September 2016 issue of Dessert Professional Magazine. Guests sampled the decadent desserts prepared by the top ten pastry chefs:

Cedric Barberet - Bistro Barberet, Lancaster, PA
Morand Dare - New York Hilton Midtown, NY, NY
Joseph DiPaolo Jr. - Pinnacle Foods, Parsippany, NJ
Kelly Fields - Besh Restaurant Group & Co-Owner Willa Jean, New Orleans, LA
Scott Green - The Langham Hotel, Chicago, IL
Alex Grunert - Brooklyn Fare Manhattan, NY, NY
Lauren V. Haas - Int'l Institute of Baking and Pastry Arts, Johnson & Wales University, 
Providence, RI
Frank Iglesias - Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
Robert Nieto - Kendall-Jackson Winery, Santa Rosa, CA
Jean-Marc Viallet - Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA

2016 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Biagio Settepani - Pasticceria Bruno, Staten Island, NY

Frank Iglesias
Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
Strawberry Rhubarb Push Pop, Spring Globe, Irish Cream Pop Rocks Choux, 
Hazelnut Banana Yuzu Cream



Lauren V. Haas
Int'l Institute of Baking and Pastry Arts, Johnson & Wales University, 
Providence, RI
Kumquat and Yogurt-Cassis 
  
Bergamot, Coconut, Lime and Milk Chocolate

Milk Chocolate

Kelly Fields
Besh Restaurant Group & Co-Owner Willa Jean, New Orleans, LA
Cornbread Pudding Bourbon Blackberry Peaches and Buttermilk Sherbet


Morand Dare
New York Hilton Midtown, NY, NY
Strawberry Blossom - Strawberry Yuzu & Green Tea

Robert Nieto
Kendall-Jackson Winery, Santa Rosa, CA
Blueberry Mousse with mango Passion Fruit Sorbet 
with Dehydrated Dulcey Mousse Verjus Gel and Jasmine Cream

Joseph DiPaolo Jr.
Pinnacle Foods, Parsippany, NJ
Duncan Hines Brownie Peanut Butter Delight, Raspberry Sour Cherry Marmalade


Cedric Barberet
Bistro Barberet, Lancaster, PA
BLACK. Flourless Chocolate Cake, Blackberry Tea, Dark Chocolate Mousse, 
Gianduja Violet Center and Blackberry Macaron


Jean-Marc Viallet
Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA
Disneyland 60th Anniversary Hat

- Kim Weling

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