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List of famous pastry chefs, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top pastry chefs in the world? This includes the most prominent pastry chefs, living and dead, both in America and abroad. Pastry lovers will also enjoy these movie themed desserts, cakes inspired by Game of Thrones, and funny and yummy cake pops. This list of notable pastry chefs is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic pastry chefs were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned pastry chefs.

François Payard and Duff Goldman are only the beginning of this list of famous men and women who specialize in pastries and desserts. You might recognize many of these names by their patisseries or their TV shows. Featuring French pastry chefs, American pastry chefs, and others, this list has them all! 

From reputable, prominent, and well known pastry chefs to the lesser known pastry chefs of today, these are some of the best professionals in the pastry chef field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous pastry chefs ever?" and "What are the names of famous pastry chefs?" then you're in the right place. 

Hillary Fisher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Pastry Chefs
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Hillary Fisher is an American model from Augusta, Georgia. ...more

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Age: 32

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Pastry chef, Model

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Lorraine Pascale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Pastry Chefs
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Lorraine Pascale is a British former model and television cook, best known for selling almost one million books in the UK alone. She has presented three television series for the BBC and has opened her own retail outlet in London selling baked goods. ...more

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Age: 44

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Profession: Cook, Pastry chef, Model, Presenter

Credits: Fostering and Me with Lorraine Pascale

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Duff Goldman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Pastry Chefs
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Jeffrey Adam "Duff" Goldman is a pastry chef and television personality. He is the executive chef of the Baltimore-based Charm City Cakes shop which was featured in the Food Network reality television show Ace of Cakes, and his second Los Angeles-based shop Charm City Cakes West, which is featured ...more

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Profession: Pastry chef, TV chef, Chef, Baker

Credits: Iron Chef America, Ace of Cakes, Sugar High

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#21 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

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Gaston Lenôtre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Pastry Chefs
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Gaston Lenôtre was a French pastry chef and caterer. ...more

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Age: Died at 89 (1920-2009)

Birthplace: Normandy

Profession: Caterer, Pastry chef, Chef

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Elizabeth Falkner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Pastry Chefs
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Elizabeth Falkner is a consulting chef working and living in New York who has been cooking since 1990. She frequently appears as a competitor and sometimes a judge on many of the cooking competitions on television from "The Next Iron Chef, Super Chefs", 2011 and "The Next Iron Chef, Redemption", ...more

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Age: 51

Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco

Profession: Businessperson, Pastry chef, Actor, Chef

Credits: Trattoria

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William Yosses is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Pastry Chefs
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William "Bill" Yosses is the coauthor of the book Desserts For Dummies and since January 2007 the White House Executive Pastry Chef. Yosses is the successor to Thaddeus DuBois who left the same position in 2006. He served as a White House Holiday Pastry Chef for the 2006 holiday season. His most ...more

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Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Pastry chef, Chef

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Gale Gand is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Pastry Chefs
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Gale Gand is a Chicago-based pastry chef, cookbook author, television personality, and winner of the 2001 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Gand was the host of the Food Network show Sweet Dreams. She currently is the pastry chef and partner at Spritzburger in Chicago. She ...more

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Age: 59

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Pastry chef, Author, Chef

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Roland Mesnier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Pastry Chefs
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Roland Mesnier is a French-American pastry chef and culinary writer. His creations during his twenty five years as Executive Pastry Chef at the White House earned him the reputation of a creative genius. Mesnier was born into a family of nine children in the village of Bonnay, France. He first ...more

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Age: 72

Birthplace: Bonnay, France

Profession: Pastry chef, Chef

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