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Gabriele Riva: “Less is more speaks of our philosophical approach to pastry making in terms of restraint and honesty”January 23, 2020 | Alberto Ruiz
It is not just another pastry shop. It is a whole concept that emerges from the dialogue between two pastry chefs – Gabriele Riva and Kanako Sakakura. Both wondered where patisserie was heading and put their concerns on the table
More than 38,000 visitors, more than 300 business meetings, and more than 100 new products. These are just some numbers of the last edition of the fair in an edition marked by the effort to maintain international interest.
Any business that sells desserts or sweets can donate all profits made on February 8 to the Australian Red Cross.
The fair delivers its awards to products committed to responsible bakery and pastry and adapted to current times.
Cakes presided over by finely laminated apples and other baked riches run through the latest delivery of the most international pastry leader
Chocolate will be the star of the class calendar of the center located in Las Vegas.
It could not be possible to understand the huge increasing of good and fine pastry chefs in the Asia Pacific Region without him, meet Nicklesh Sharma, the man behind the Academy of Pastry Arts
After Spain’s resignation to participate in the European Pastry Cup, the preliminary round of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, the competition will be contested between Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, and Ukraine.
China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Taiwan will meet to obtain a place in the next Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie. Japan will be present as a guest.
Johan Martin, Amaury Guichon, Jordi Bordas, and Nina Tarasova will be some of the guest pastry chefs.
The school celebrates its fifth anniversary with special classes located outside of Brooklyn.
On February 28, 2020, the team that will travel to Lyon will be selected.
The director of ABA School has made this piece only with chocolate and cocoa butter, with no molds.
On March 5, 2020, the grand final of the competition will be held in Singapore.
The acclaimed chef advocates a timeless, simple, and essential pastry which is goes beyond fashion in his new book.
The chocolates Taiwan # 1 62% Ping Tung and O’Payo Milk 50% chocolates have been recognized as the best in competition overall winners.
In this book, the prestigious Parisian school transmits all the secrets for becoming a true pastry chef.
Events such as the Gelato World Cup, The Star of Sugar and the Italian Pastry Championships will be held again in the Salon.
The MOF has designed five pieces that faithfully reflect the identity of five of the group’s hotels: Nolinski, Brach, Sinner, Cour des Vosges, and Evok.
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, and Ukraine will meet in Europain to get a pass for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie.
The chocolate maker and sculptor has made a sweet replica of the wall, six meters long and three meters high
Attendees, in addition to trying innovative recipes, will collaborate with the non-profit organization, Food Recovery Network.
The Swiss chef Marzio Monaco and Luca Poncini have come in second and third place in the first edition of this new competition.
To meet the high demand for bakery products in the area, it is expected that establishments in the sector invest in technology to increase their production lines.
Debove, who joins the center as an executive pastry chef, will be a great asset for the development of the ENSP both in France and abroad.
The representative of France has won the gold trophy, ahead of Kohei Ishida (Japan) and Maxime Tardieu (Switzerland).
In France, consumers show a special predilection for decorated cakes, made with natural ingredients from a specific origin, and with less sugar, according to PCB Creation.
After winning the competition in 2015, the Japanese team returns to the podium. ahead of China and Italy.
Valrhona’s C3 Chocolate Chef Competition announces its North American Winner in a competition that brings together top pastry chefs from the United States and Canada.
The pastry chef of La Table de l’Espadon au Ritz Paris has been one of the four winners this year of the awards for excellence of the Les Grandes Tables du Monde association.
This new product, which has no added sugar, can be applied to many pastry recipes.
From March 2020 to January 2021, the national selections will be carried out in 20 countries.
The eighth edition of the competition in Paris will take place on June 14, 2020.
This collection, consisting of five volumes, presents a revolutionary way of understanding bread, combining practical and scientific knowledge with ideas that are at the forefront of research.
The Asian Pastry Cup and the C3 International final will be held during the Salon.
The prestigious competition raises the requirement by changing the rules of participation.
The Culinary Institute of America chef focuses on the skills to chocolate spray to achieve a negative space
In response to consumer needs for tasty, nutritious, and responsible foods, the manufacturer presents WholeFruitChocolate, included in the new category of food and drinks, Cacaofruit Experience.
Designed by architect Fumihiko Sano, it has been awarded the 2019 Dezeen Awards in the restaurant and bar category.
So Good has been invited, along with renowned chefs, to meet the latest chocolate creation of Cacao Barry and Callebaut.
The chefs promise to defend the bases of the trade and share their experiences with the rest of the associates.
Jacquy Pfeiffer: “Finding the right balance of flavors, textures, and simplicity takes time and work”October 1, 2019 | Santiago Corral
The co-founder of the French Pastry School is positive that elevating the level of pastry in the United States is possible by educating the consumer.
Candidates from Italy, Switzerland, the United States, Spain, France, Japan, Portugal, and Australia will meet in November in Lugano.
The Spanish pastry chef has carried out a two-day demonstration of new flavors, presentation, and technical Information at Pastryschool 040.
This young pâtissier feels as though he is part of a new generation that continues to make French pastry shine through his daily work that can be seen in La Goutte d’Or
This edition has been rated by the organization as the largest, widest, and with the largest offer in its history.
The championship will take place at Host Milano on October 21 and 22.
The Silikomart classroom proposes a total of 27 pastry courses taught by 19 acclaimed chefs worldwide for the last four months of the year.
The French chef, who succeeds Gabriel Paillasson, will perpetuate the values that characterize the competition.
This pastry chef, who works at the Maison Lenòtre as assistant to the creative director, Guy Krenzer, is one of the most experienced professionals who has obtained the MOF title.
This center opens in Beirut on October 15, a center aimed at lovers of pastry, bakery, chocolate, and ice cream.
The researchers of the BCulinaryLAB, a department located within the prestigious Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastian (Spain), have been studying the potential of fermentation as a technique to give a new gastronomic values to the foods.
The Ukrainian chef is the Brand pastry chef for two new cafés.
Jacquy Pfeiffer has been one of the guests of the last convention of the American Culinary Federation, an opportunity he took to share his vision of pastry with the attendees
Basil is gaining ground in pastry, not only because of its characteristic aroma and flavor, but also because it gives an attractive green color to creations without using artificial pigments.
A small sample of the many emblematic pastry products that Yann Duytche makes in his workshop every day.
From the necessary concept or idea before executing a presentation to the different techniques that a professional has at their fingertips.
We took advantage of the presidency of Pierre Hermé in the latest edition of the historic Championnat de France du Dessert to learn about the concerns of the great French master regarding the discipline of plated desserts.
Craft, innovative, elegant… Schopphoven’s geometric vienoisserie arrives at So Good.
Preparations for the 25th edition of the fair that promises significant developments begin.
The qualifying round will be held next October and will decide which North American candidate passes to the grand international final of the competition.
The competition, open to professionals under the age of 23, will be held in November at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris.
The chefs will receive their awards next September in Russia at the 2019 UIBC Congress.
The young Belgian pastry chef of Zuut goes for clean and simple creations on the outside, but which are very powerful flavor-wise on the inside.
The Italian chef joins the Salon along with more than 20 renowned pastry chefs from all over the world to offer not only workshops and ideas, but also a vision of the future.
The company uses cocoa pulp for the first time as an ingredient to naturally sweeten chocolate.
The biennial fair, which will celebrate its 17th edition this October, will host a score of attractive competitions.
According to Dr. Ramon Estruch, the high content of polyphenols in cocoa have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the body.
These four great French pastry chefs will present their signature pâtisserie in London during the months of July and August
The Spanish master pastry chef continues to surprise with initiatives such as this competition which is open to professionals over the age of 18 from all over the world.
Originally from Busan (South Korea), she is the young pastry chef at Jungsik New York, a two-Michelin-star restaurant that is a must for lovers of contemporary and creative Korean cuisine. Her mission: to make people happy with her desserts.
Paris will host the next European elimination of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie.
The center, located in Barcelona (Spain) and directed by Hans Ovando and Elena Adell, begins its journey with an attractive international summer pastry course.
Sébastien Trudelle: ‘My preparation was very complicated. I tried to do things I did not know how to do’June 28, 2019 | Fernando Toda
Highly advanced technical work, great creativity, and a lot of patience are some of the keys that have led this pastry chef to obtain the MOF title.
After an official presentation in Spain, the Dutch chef has started an extensive tour to present his first book. The first stop was this Romanian school.
On the occasion of this anniversary, the benchmark brand in modern cocktails has prepared attractive and innovative activities.
In “Más”, the master ice cream maker Mario Masiá unveils dozens of creations which are ideal for ice cream desserts in the form of toppings and other complements
Winterspring, claiming this Nordic look, with typical products from the Danish landscape and traditional techniques, interesting savory touches are introduced to the dessert and a fine and colorful presentation, without artifice.
With a premium of 2.8% on the price of cocoa, the most dangerous children’s tasks could be eliminated.
The chef at the head of the dessert station at Alain Ducasse Restaurant joins the select group of laureates, among which are Cédric Grolet, Dominique Ansel, and Pierre Hermé.
Jonathan Mougel: ‘We tend to complicate our recipes when all that is simple and good is still a safe bet’June 12, 2019 | Fernando Toda
This pastry chef has worked for PatisFrance (Puratos) since 2004 and he has not given up his efforts to achieve the MOF title even when he failed at the 2015 edition
The pastry chef of this French-inspired bistro style restaurant, located in Berkeley (California), offers a menu filled with local, organic, and seasonal products.
The president of the MOF 2018 Jury, who is very satisfied with the high level of the latest edition, reminds us that to participate in the competition it is necessary to be very well prepared and have a strong desire to make the effort.
France, the Netherlands, and Denmark have been selected for the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie 2020May 24, 2019 | Ana Rodríguez
The three countries have won the European International Selection and will participate in the Coupe du Monde, which will take place in Europain.
His time at the Ecole National Superieur de la Pâtissèrie (ENSP) as an international teacher opened the doors of teaching and pedagogy in front of him. A dream that also gave Richard Hawke the opportunity to enrich himself from working
Susanna Yoon: “When creating chocolates, we let our humor come through in the form of our favorite childhood sweets and images”May 17, 2019 | Santiago Corral
An elegant approach and respect for the product has made Yoon, Head Chef and Founder of Stick With Me Sweets, become one of the finest chocolatiers in the city of New York.
Enric Rovira, Stéphanie Aubriot, Olivier Bajard, and Pierre Hermé are some of the leading chefs of the sixth edition of the congress.
Interested pastry chefs, ice cream makers, and chocolatiers must submit their application before September 30.
The meeting, under the leadership of Richard Sève, Sébastien Bouillet, and Jean-Paul Pignol, was dedicated to market pastry.
Recognized and awarded pastry chefs will choose the candidate who will represent North America in the final scheduled for Singapore in 2020.
Pascal De Deyne: “I like to see each day as a challenge to do better and make customers and oneself happy”May 14, 2019 | Jaume Cot
His childhood was spent in a rural environment, coming from a farmers’ family working in the cultivation and development of milk, wheat and beet, raw materials which are all fundamental for pastry. Pascal De Deyne felt his ‘trade calling’ at
The owner of Willa Jean (New Orleans) and the head baker of Publican Quality Bread Chicago have been recognized in the pastry and bakery category, respectively, in the latest James Beard Awards.
The origin of La Maison goes back to Paris 42 years ago. It currently has 44 stores in seven countries and maintains the spirit of “haute couture” chocolate that its founder imposed.
Ansel has created a new New York City-inspired Pretzel Mousse Cake for the occasion
The jury unanimously chose the hazelnuts and sudachi macaron with passionfruit heart by Adrien Blenet.
The meeting, presided over by Pierre Hermé, will host more than 100 master classes, more than 40 courses, and seven gourmand spaces.
He embodies better than anyone an idea of patisserie that, little by little and fortunately, is catching on. It is that idea of the freshly made, natural and fresh, with the seasons and their products as a guide. A patisserie
The pastry chef joins the team of chefs formed by Sarah Tibbetts, Derek Poirier, and Paul Saiphet.
Luis David Valderrama: “We are subjected to local availability of the product, so we have to be very creative”April 12, 2019 | Santiago Corral
The restaurant Mil, with views of the ancient ruins of Moray (Peru), focuses on ancestral native cuisines with ingredients grown in different altitudes of the Andes. Its cuisine chef explains the creation process for new dishes.
June 30 is the deadline for the submission of applications.
The competition reaches its 45th anniversary with the feeling of continuing to gather the best talents in France
In Jérémie Runel’s hands, eggs are turned into small delicacies with almond, mango, and Madagascan vanilla flavors.
The Italian pastry chef of Ristorante Luca Fantin in Tokyo is known for creating evocative desserts full of surprises when tasted
Jérôme de Oliveira, Julien Álvarez, Quentin Bailly, and Etienne Leroy will give exclusive training sessions from April 28 to May 1.
Masks, children’s games, koalas, rabbits, and pandas. The great pastry chefs come back to surprise us this year with original creations that are based on the traditional Easter egg.
In this classroom, chocolate culture is available to professionals in the sector to encourage the exchange of skills and nurture the creativity of pastry art.
The big viennoiserie French master visits so good #21 to share his thought about what is making so popular this pastries lately
Teamwork,communication, confidence, effort, compromise, and time are some of the aspects that led Malaysia to win the last edition of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie.
As a member of the International Organization Committee of the Coupe del Monde de la Pâtisserie, Gay tells us the keys to the present and future of this ambitious competition.
Frank Haasnoot, Nicolas Haelewyn, Marike van Beurden, Karim Bourgi, Bedros Kabranian, Martin Diez, and Hans Ovando will give master classes at one of the TOP schools in Romania.
The captain of the Spanish Team who were runner-ups of the 2016 Ice Cream World Cup debuts in the publishing world with a book that goes in search of the synergies of ice cream. Thus, Más is the gateway to the multiple possible combinations between ice cream and its complements. The date of the official launch is February 27.
The Bean to Bar was new to Lisa before joining as Executive Pastry Chef at Dandelion Chocolate and accepting the challenge of developing a customized line of pastry products with the company’s chocolate.
Wang Sen opens its outstanding school facilities, Top Chef Union, among them and let us discover how important are for them the artistic side of the pastry and bakery craft
The chef throws light on a wide area of work that is in the convergence between ice cream and pastry. An innovative seminar organized in Athens by Gastronomy Essentials.
225,031 visitors did not miss the last edition of the Salon, the first without Paul Bocuse.
Our Japanese correspondant Reiko Matsuno travels to Kamakura to discover this amazing chocolate work of art with more than a hundred elements, most of them handmade without molds
The Fair, which is the stage of the World Junior Pastry Championship, has once again exceeded 200,000 visitors.
With 30 years of history behind it, the competition shows that it is still capable of surprising us both in the candidates who opt for the win and in some of the creations that had to be made
Vincent Vallée, Johan Martin, Joakim Prat, Melissa Coppel, Frank Haasnoot and Daniel Álvarez are opening this year as guest professors.
The design of the Fair has been improved and developed in macro areas, which encourages influence between sectors.
La victoria tiene un significado especial para Italia y el delegado del equipo, Davide Malizia, por conseguir adelantar a Japón en el palmarés de la competición
For the first time in the competition, the participants will have to present a 100% vegan plated dessert and an imposed theme which will be “Nature, Flora and Fauna”.
Cédric Grolet, Joakim Prat, Johan Martin, and Ramon Morató are some of the international chefs invited to teach at Melissa Coppel’s school in 2019.
The fair will deliver its Innovation Awards to products and equipment that advocate ease of use and nutritional properties, among many other values.
The Parisian chef, who has had an interesting culinary career in places like Wellington, Kiev, Dubai, Moscow, Bermuda, and France, is the executive pastry chef of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel since 2017.
Chocolate Nation, a museum that is about to open its doors in the city, occupies more than 4,000 m2 and counts on Barry Callebaut as a collaborator.
The theory of this British pastry chef, called C3D, is based on the combination of three essential components: connectors, elements, and dimension.
The chocolatier has raised more than £80,000 in a few weeks.
You can chat with Guy Kremzer and enjoy exclusive creations until January 13
The great Dutch master chef has launched Prisma, his first book, published by so good.. magazine
The icy bûches by the brothers Tom and Jeff Oberweiss overflow with fantasy and Christmas motifs
Elias Laderach nos cuenta algunas de las claves de su contundente victoria en la última edición del World Chocolate Masters. Aunque se impuso con autoridad, tuvo algún momento durante la competición muy delicado. ¡No os perdáis su historia!
Candidates from Australia, China, Croatia, the Philippines, France, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, and Taiwan will participate in the fifth edition of this competition.
The Australian chef is the owner and executive chef of Whitegrass, a Michelin-starred restaurant leading fine dining destination in Singapore.
To celebrate 30 years of L’École Valrhona, the Brooklyn team has prepared 23 exceptional classes.
The bûche designed by the MOF David Wesmaël consists of an invariable base of vanilla and a palette of ten flavors to choose from.
What would it be like to spend a week in the workshop of this French chef’s delicious pastry shop? Find out in the book, A Week with Yann Duytsche.
The avant-garde Parisian ice cream shop now has two popsicle lines: one around the street cake concept and another that reclaims raw materials.
Martin Lippo, Vincent Guerlais, Emmanuele Forcone, and Johan Martin are some of the pastry chefs who have participated in this great event.
Guasare and Milk of Nicaragua have been proclaimed the best chocolates in this well-known competition.
After a few years in Asia, Marijn Coertjens gets back to Belgium and opens a pastry shop with his signature chocolate and amazing pâtisserie
The Executive Pastry chef of The Peninsula Tokyo likes to work with local seasonal ingredients to create his luxury artisanal creations.
Three high-voltage days in which we have been able to appreciate a lot of talent and emotions interspersed in a competition that the Swiss chocolatier virtuoso took home.
A study, carried out by 18 researchers, reveals new data on the evolutionary history of the plant.
In addition to the first prize, the Japanese pastry chef has won the People’s Prize, the Artistic Prize, and the Tasting Prize.
The young chef, who conquers Mexico with boundary-pushing desserts, has now received this prestigious award.
For three days, Parisians will have the opportunity to taste two emblematic Guichon creations in one of Couvreur’s shops.
The calendar of some of the 17 elimination rounds for this competition created by Guerlais is now available, four of which are outside France.
The award-winning book by Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco Migoya will go on sale in autumn of 2019 in these three languages.
We enjoy some delicacies from the large pastry program of The French Laundry, from Fernch classics to avant-garde proposals thanks to his man in charge, Elwin Boyles
As the Executive Pastry Chef of Alain Ducasse’s restaurant, Beige, since 2015, he is always looking to bring out the natural flavors of the ingredients without compromising their quality and nature.
The media-friendly chef has been chosen by photographers and culinary experts.
More than 76,000 professional visitors have been more than satisfied with the latest edition of the fair.
Classics such as the omelette norvégienne, the ice cream charlota, and the Nougat Glacé shine brightly at the end of the summer season of Emmanuel Ryon and Olivier Ménard’s ice cream shop.
For his official presentation to the readers of So Good, this Dutch globetrotter, has wanted to be inspired by his favorite culture, Asia.
The acclaimed French chef will present a selection of signature pastries at Ansel’s headquarters in Soho.
Professionals and amateurs can now register for the 45th edition of this competition dedicated to plated desserts in restauration.
Both chefs once again demonstrate that they work very well together.
Both pastry chefs have passed the Association’s rigorous admission test.
In Sèvres (France), a lucky few will be able to enjoy this special accommodation measuring 18 m2 with 1.5 tons of chocolate.
The 30th anniversary of the most important pastry competition already has all its candidates selected and training intensively to be among the best.
Pastry Chef of the Amansara Hotel Siam Reap since 2005, she wants to make Cambodia’s gastronomy known to the whole world through classic desserts made with local ingredients, and recipes handed down from generation to generation.
With the help of Volkommer, we go into the secrets to design different decorations that give personality to an artistic sugar work.
Pierre Hermé will offer his latest proposal, this time centered around the table, on Beaupassage, a place full of charm and works of art
In addition to the intensive quarterly course, the school invites these two international chefs to carry out a masterclass
In the book, Evolution, Jordi Puigvert explores the technical possibilities of gellan gum from the preparation of a raspberry gelatin, which is highly resistant to baking, and which is part of a cake filling.
Some plantations in the Tamil Nadul region surprised the Belgian chocolatier and inspired him to expand his range of carrés, bars, macarons, bonbons, and cakes
Albert Adrià is unstoppable. In addition to running hugely successful restaurants in the elBarri group,he continues to immerse himself in new and fascinating projects. The lastof which we have had news is the one expected to open in London in
Benjamin Siwek: “In my pastry creations, I use seasonal ingredients from around the world while incorporating local produce”August 10, 2018 | Santiago Corral
The French executive pastry chef of The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore oversees the pastry and bakery stations and menu creations for Colony, Chihuly Lounge, the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, the hotel banquet, and catering events.
In October, the school specializing in culinary arts launches this master’s degree in which renowned Spanish, Korean, Dutch, and Mexican pastry chefs will participate.
The Puerto Rican chef continues to teach his style all over the world. One of his latest stops has been the school run by Francesca Maggio and Luca Montersino.
How is bread made in Germany, Greece, Iceland, Austria, and the United States? In the next edition of the fair you can discover this and more without leaving Munich, with virtual reality glasses.
Chefs from Italy, Spain, the USA, France, Sweden, Canada, and United Arab Emirates will evaluate the work of the also eight candidates.
Perseverance and hard work characterize the career of young Michael Petret, pastry chef of the luxurious Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong.
The Ukrainian architect and pastry chef has spent a great amount of time folding sheets of paper and learning the methods and principles of origami. Inspired by the beauty of lines and patterns of the folds, he has created a few models using 3Ds max and printed them on a 3D printer.
With flowers, green-colored, in a gummy form… rhubarb is the protagonist in some of the most striking pastry proposals in recent times.
In November, this championship that promotes the chocolate industry returns.
The Austrian chef has just published a book where he unveils incredible creations with naturally formed cocoa butter crystals.
There are more and more voices that warn of the standardization of pastry and the rampant superficiality. Some begin to look towards social networks but as a way of knowing what not to do. In this context, everything that is included in the professional field becomes more relevant than ever.
Phillipe Conticini and Christophe Michalak have been the latest chefs to pass through the school located in Venice to share their way of understanding pastry.
One of the major figures of Italian patisserie talk with us about his sources of inspiration, his creative philosophy, his pastry and his last project in Milano.
The fair will invest in structures, innovation, and internationality to remain the European Gelato capital and reaffirm itself as a pole of attraction of all sectors represented.
The pâtissier of Le Meurice in Paris adds a new recognition to his awarded and popular career.
The Belgian chef died on Tuesday, June 19 due to ALS, leaving behind a successful career around chocolate as his legacy.
Relais Desserts has organized a gala dinner for the first time to celebrate its prestigious French haute patisserie awards.
Executive pastry chef of the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong for 15 years, he promotes pastry made with unique Asian ingredients and techniques.
Creams, éclairs, entremets… The book, published by La Martinière, offers up to 40 simple and creative recipes around one of pastry’s cult products.
The combination of desserts and cocktails works perfectly at Chanson Patisserie in New York.
The names of the nominees for the fifth edition of the awards created by the association to recognize the talent of its members are now known.
The latest book by so good .. magazine and Arte Heladero, by the ice cream maker Jaume Turró, achieves the most mediatic recognition in gastronomic publishing. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards is the one which awards the prize, an institution founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau.
Ten deputies from the Gascony region claim that Chocolatine has the same status as Pain au chocolat, a dispute that actually began with the historical name that this mythical specialty had in its origins in 1830.
Guillaume Lopvet, from Sepia Restaurant in Sydney, has won the third edition of the Savour Patissier of the Year, which took place from May 27 to 29 at Foodservice Australia.
For three days, 30 pastry chefs from all over the
With 60 shops and restaurants all over the world, the French house, which has historically been a place of passage for great pastry chefs, today offers creative and surprising pastry led by the young chef Francois Daubinet.
More than 80,000 visitors from up to 115 countries visited the hall that hosted the first Taspakon Turkey Cup final.
Frederic Moreau: “We are working on creating the largest pastry boutique of all the Peninsula Hotels”May 28, 2018 | Santiago Corral
Frederic Moreau is a chef who likes challenges. He was born in France, has established much of his professional career in the United States and currently lives in China working for one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, The Peninsula Hotel Beijing. In this meeting that we had with him, he tells us about some of the projects that the prestigious hotel group has for its location in the Chinese capital.
A visit to the facilities of this firm in Vietnam allows us to appreciate the originality and delicacy of its repertoire of more than 500 different chocolate decorations.
Carles Mampel, Pierre Marcolini, and Stéphane Leroux are some of the great chefs who participated in the last edition of the congress.
The pastry chefs favorite tool to encourage their creativity reaches its second edition with 50% more contents, more than 1.600 recipes duly classified
Marie-Joëlle Chiesa triumphed with a macaron with lightly roasted nuts from the Dauphiné region, fleur de sel caramel, and a thin sheet of chocolate.
Florian Couteau: “In Beijing, people don’t care how much food costs as long as they get the quality they pay for”May 16, 2018 | Santiago Corral
He grew up on the outskirts of Paris and worked under the supervision of Pierre Hermé before moving to China 14 years ago. As current executive pastry chef of the luxurious Rosewood Hotel Beijing, he stands for teamwork and the use of local and seasonal products to achieve better desserts.
One decate transmitting the values of haute pâtisserie in America, the french chef is satisfied. We talk to him about training, social networks, creativity… at so good #19.
Chicago hosted a new gala of these awards, dedicated this year to the theme “Rise”.
Darcis, chocolate’s ambassador emeritus, has been the organizer of an event full of ideas and with the presence of royalty.
His idea is to make a limited edition of chocolate with the cocoa beans he transports on his bicycle from Ecuador and Colombia.
The endless queues that are usually formed in Japanese pastry shops show in the most graphic way possible the great consumption of pastry and ice cream that exists in Tokyo. Recently visited by our editor in chief, Carlos Barrachina, this Japanese city is the breeding ground of a striking concentration of high-end patisseries, with luxury display cases, and impeccable service. We summarize the highlights of this trip to the heart of Asian pastry.
A true expert chocolatier who, under the banner of Callebaut, is dedicated to finding the best way to exploit the flavors of chocolate in ganaches, pralinés and other preparations,
The World Chocolate Masters organized a training camp (boot camp) in Berlin with the 21 candidates six months prior to the great finale in Paris. The objective, to transmit knowledge and confidence to be able to face this great challenge. And all this with the help of figures such as Frank Haasnoot, Vincent Vallé, or Yann Couvreur.
We speak with the MOF chocolatier of his third and captivating book, “Bleu Chocolat”, available in our online store Books For Chefs.
Back in the pages of So good, Green uses simple tools, simple techniques, and basic molds in creating his work. A true declaration of principles that he himself explains to us.
The jury of the 44th edition was chaired by Emmanuel Renault.
The Mexican executive pastry chef, with great knowledge in Baking and Pastry Arts, joins our team.
Germany, the USA, Italy, and the Netherlands will premiere at the next edition of the fair that will host a large number of bakery championships.
An establishment where you can discover and acquire the daring creations of this award-winning chef.
The Greek Baking School organizes this event, under Josep Pascual and with the participation of renowned bakers and pastry chefs.
245 recipes published in recent years in the magazine Arte Heladero and classified into 13 large families of ice cream and other products.
From April to June, four of the most popular young French chefs of the moment will share techniques and knowledge in Asia.
The name of the winners will be announced on May 7 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Torreblanca, Sacchi, Besuschio, Brozzetti, and Fusto have used wine, peas, lentils, cabbage, spinach, and turnips in their pastry demonstrations.
Stephen Sullivan, Executive Pastry Chef Westgate Resorts Las Vegas, is the winner of the 29th edition of the US Pastry Competition, dedicated to “The Great Race”, which took place on March 4 in New York. The podium was completed by
Egg, rabbit, hat? The chef plays tricks in this collection.
Candidates will have almost six hours to make an original plated dessert recipe and another one of molten chocolate.
The pastry chef, based in Canada, shares with us entremets that have taken her beyond her comfort zone.
The four popular chefs will give master classes at Icep Hotel School.
The chef has talked about his plans, the bustling moment of the pastry in Paris, the success of his éclairs at So Good 19.
This year the ambitious bakery trophy has gone to France, the Netherlands, and Taiwan.
Oriol Balaguer and Fabrizio Galla among the pastry chefs awarded by the International Academy of GastronomyFebruary 13, 2018 | Ana Rodríguez
The national pastry award has gone to chefs from Spain, Brazil, France, Italy, Poland, and the USA.
Malaysia came in second and Singapour third in the tenth edition of the championship.
June 30 is the deadline to register for the competition.
The countdown begins for the 44th edition of this contest that highlights restaurant desserts.
Laura Lachowecki (America) has come in second place and Sandra Ornelas (Mexico) in third in the fourth edition of the competition.
It is the fourth time that France gets the gold medal in this competition.
Dominique Ansel Kitchen, Petrossian Bakery, and Patisserie Chanson are some of the establishments that are participating in the third edition of this charity event.
In the III Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival, 10 prestigious pastry shops and chocolatiers will participate around the city.
The dramatic way (Arzak), the artistic way (Alinea), the territorial way (DOM) and the conceptual way (Narisawa). These are four very personal ways of successfully facing desserts in five great restaurants in four continents. Alongside the Spanish chef, Juan Mari Arzak, the American
Candidates will be evaluated by Frank Haasnoot, Jerome Landrieu, Dinara Kasko and Paul Kennedy.
The program of the congress will be structured in three sessions: learn, listen, and lead.
Canned ciders, adjustable tables, anti-slip bottoms for cakes … 21 innovative products are nominated, but Europain will only distinguish a few.
Easter chocolate figures, gastronomic ice creams, or high-end French pastry are some of the topics that will be taught.
In collaboration with the chocolate bar brand Mars, they are modifying the DNA of small cocoa plants to make them more resistant to adverse conditions.
The dessert, which is limited-edition and only available in his Parisian shops, is made with a Portuguese almond cream.
Ten professionals have come together to highlight, among other things, discretion, technique, inventiveness, rigor, and sensitivity of the trade.
The recipe section leads a year of increased visits on our website in which practical information on news, schools, and books has imposed itself over day-to-day news.
Asia Pacific’s leading event will be held in May and will occupy the 17 halls of the Shanghai New International Expo Center.
An essential book to discover the creative process of some of the great names in pastry.
The construction is the work of Naoki Kusumi, a world-famous plaster artisan.
The chef, based in Miami, has premiered as a teacher in Beijing at the T Dessert International Pastry Academy. In 2018, he will return to the center in the company of Carles Mampel.
The school is forced to abandon its facilities, which could signify its irreversible closure.
The pastry chef of Le Meurice Alain Ducasse told us about his book “Fruits”, in which he turns fruit of all types and varieties into dreamy desserts.
In the Champs Elysees of Paris, this new corner of well-being and sweet gastronomy can be found.
Oriol Balaguer will return as a guest teacher with the course “Pastry Styles by Oriol Balaguer”.
The star of the catalog is the Kukla bûche inspired by Russia.
Elaine Young: “Lack of skill, information and time are the great challenges we have to face as an industry”November 29, 2017 | Jaume Cot
Elaine, who offers a refined, subtle and noble pastry, left her native Philippines to go to her usual residence in Australia, but with connections in other Asian countries, especially India.
The winner of the fourth edition of this championship will receive 5,000 euros and a trophy, a competition that puts women pastry chefs in the foreground.
Fifteen French and two Japanese professionals have been awarded in the latest edition of the Awards du Chocolat.
The pastry chef takes the first edition of a new Italian professional competition dedicated to this Christmas sweet bread.
Paris is not only the city of her dreams, but the inspiration to each creation at her pastry shop in Vancouver
He will succeed Laurent Jeannin who passed away last July.
The history of Dalua millefeuille or what has to do air with viennoiserie are some of the topics that we talked with the pastry chef during the preparation of his book “Sweet Devotion”.
Richard Orlinski, in tandem with Yann Couvreur, has dazzled the attendees of the fair with a monumental sculpture measuring 4.5 meters in height.
The salon will have a more global profile thanks to a program of top championships and initiatives dedicated to the professional growth of the confectionery sector’s young promises.
On November 3 and 4, the largest gastronomic project to date of the French chef will be launched.
A Casa do Porco’s pastry chef Saiko Izawa, of Japanese origin, draws everyone’s attention in the San Pellegrino ranking.
It was a fierce competition, but in the end the elite panel of judges at the Valrhona C3 North American finals gave the top prize to a pastry chef at NYC’s L’Appart.
Cédric Grolet, Marike van Beurden, Daniel Álvarez, and Gabriele Riva are among the chefs who will give courses in the school.
She has achieved a prestigious prize that to date had not been available to any professional of Spanish origin.
15 candidates will be chosen and two winners will be named, one in the traditional category and one in the creative category.
The French chef’s projection is unstoppable, having just been recognized by the Association Les Grandes Tables du Monde.
The next edition of the fair will be attended by MOFs, winners of the Pastry World Cup, French champions of desserts, and prestigious boutique artists.
The head of Danon, author of the cover of So Good 18, will teach two of his recipes published in the magazine at Home Chocolate Factory.
The Chuncho 70% and Laura chocolate bars are the best in competition and the overall winners.
At the end of October, the Serbotel fair in Nantes will host these two important competitions for the bread sector.
In three weeks, the pastry chef who will participate in the C3 2018 Internale Finale will be chosen, a pastry chef with businesses located within the United States or Canada.
The sweet version of the famous chair tastes of Caribbean dark chocolate and almonds.
An in-depth book with hundreds of step-by-step images of these specialties going through a golden moment.
All members have experience, open-mindedness, and vision, as well as great knowledge in the three competition specialties.
Their panettones, along with the other 23 finalists, can be purchased at a temporary shop in Milan throughout October.
The Executive Pastry Chef at Sha Wellness Clinic develops healthy pastry. Desserts with natural ingredients, mostly integral and sustainable origin, an also, beneficial for one’s health.
The book condenses the ability of this chef to take each pastry to the category of a gastronomic jewel.
Three volumes and 685 pages to discover techniques and interviews, why France is considered the country with the best chocolate in the world through the use of stories.
The renowned chef proposes a very colorful version of the traditional Chinese pastries.
Dinara Kasko, Martin Diez, Marijn Coertjens, and Janice Wong were the special guest chefs.
Paris is preparing to host this great event for five days. A tour that tastes of chocolate, discoveries, passion, and flavor.
The second edition of this American competition will be held on 18 and 19 September.
Both chefs, who have an extensive calendar of courses and demos, recently visited the Lavonne Academy of Baking Science and Pastry Arts.
Discover what is like to be the Executive Pastry Chef of a Big Tech like LinkedIn, more similar than you could think to the most renowned hotels
This great pioneer makes an invitation to imagine the future, to think differently, to preserve the emotion.
Last June, Poudland announced the launch in the UK of the new Twin Peaks chocolate bar, with a distinctive British flavor. However, the product has not reached store shelves after receiving a legal letter from Mondelez International, maker of Toblerone,
The mission of the executive chef is to ensure that Wittamer’s spirit materializes in its day-to-day production.
Texture, flavor, format, and presentation. The four characteristics to take into account in the bonbon fillings which are analyzed in the recognized book “Chocolate”, which is in its fourth edition.
The story began in 1998 in Tokyo with the first Pierre Hermé Boutique. It is currently an international leading group with several retail outlets and its chef is the undisputed innovator of pastry worldwide.
Epicatechin is a molecule present in chocolate that can kill cancer cells selectively without affecting normal cells.
Nendo has been in charge of the design of the sister shop of A tes souhaits!
The USA team for the Coupe du Monde of the Pâtisserie will be decided in August.