List of Famous Pastry Chefs People

List of Famous Pastry Chefs

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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. 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.

Hillary Fisher and Duff Goldman are only the beginning of the people on this list.

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. (20 items)

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    Hillary Fisher is an American model from Augusta, Georgia.more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    • Profession: Pastry chef, Model
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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: age 43
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Cook, Pastry chef, Model, Presenter
    • Credits: Fostering and Me with Lorraine Pascale
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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 in ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Pastry chef, TV chef, Chef, Baker
    • Credits: Iron Chef America, Ace of Cakes, Sugar High
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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
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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", 2012, ...more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Pastry chef, Actor, Chef
    • Credits: Trattoria
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    William Yosses
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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 recent ...more

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    • Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Pastry chef, Chef
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    Gale Gand

    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 was ...more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Pastry chef, Author, Chef
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    Roland Mesnier
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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 became ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Bonnay, France
    • Profession: Pastry chef, Chef
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    Pierre Hermé

    Pierre Hermé is a French pastry chef most famous for his macarons, many of which have unusual flavor combinations. French Vogue magazine dubbed him "The Picasso of Pastry."more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Colmar, France
    • Profession: Pastry chef
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    Miranda Brown

    Miranda Brown
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    Miranda Brown is an independent American musician. Originally from Northampton, MA, Miranda relocated to Austin, TX in 2003 where she was a member of the band Til We're Blue or Destroy. Ms. Brown moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2010, where she currently resides. She released a solo record, Baystate, on Pigeon ...more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Pastry chef, Musician, Singer-songwriter
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    Stephen Durfee

    Stephen Durfee worked for over five years at the prestigious French Laundry Restaurant and contributed several recipes for The French Laundry Cookbook. In 1998 he won the James Beard Award for "Outstanding Pastry Chef".more

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    • Birthplace: New Lebanon, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Pastry chef
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    James Rosselle is a pastry chef who gained fame appearing on the Food Network Challenge where he has won 3 cake baking challenges. He owns his own cake shop in southern California.more

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    • Profession: Pastry chef
    • Credits: Food Network Challenge
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    François Payard

    François Payard is the owner of Payard Patisserie & Bistro, FP Patisserie, and FP bakery in New York, and a former pastry chef at some of the world's finest restaurants, including Le Bernardin and DANIEL, also in New York City.more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Nice, France
    • Profession: Pastry chef
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    Gabrielle Feuersinger

    Gabrielle Feuersinger
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    Gabrielle Feuersinger is owner and operator of Cake Coquette, a San Francisco based bakery. Cake Coquette creates cakes for every type of event, but mostly wedding cakes.more

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    • Birthplace: Noe Valley, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Pastry chef
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    Jean-Philippe Maury

    Jean-Philippe Maury is an award-winning pastry chef who grew up in Perpignan in the south of France.more

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    • Profession: Pastry chef
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    Ron Ben-Israel

    Ron Ben-Israel is an Israeli pastry chef. He is the executive chef and owner of Ron Ben-Israel Cakes in New York City. He is known for his wedding and special occasion cakes and for his detail in sugar paste flowers. From 2011 - 2013, he also hosted the cooking competition TV show Sweet Genius.more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Israel
    • Credits: Everyday People
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    Dominique Ansel

    Dominique Ansel
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    Dominique Ansel is a French pastry chef and owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City. Since its opening in November 2011, the chef’s eponymous bakery was awarded Time Out New York’s “Best New Bakery of 2012” and Metromix’s “Best Bakery of 2012”, all within four months of opening its doors.more

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    • Birthplace: Beauvais, France
    • Profession: Pastry chef
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    Florian Bellanger

    Florian Bellanger is a French pastry chef, formerly the executive pastry chef at the famous Parisian pastry and candy shop, Fauchon. He is a permanent judge on the Food Network's competition series Cupcake Wars, appearing in over 9 seasons and 115 episodes to date.more

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    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Credits: Cupcake Wars
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    Pascal Caffet

    Pascal Caffet is a World Champion French pastry confectioner and chocolate maker. He has shops in France, Italy and in Japan.more

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    • Age: age 53
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    Anna Olson
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    Anna Olson is a professionally trained pastry chef. She resides in Welland in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada. She is the host of Bake with Anna Olson on Food Network Canada. She was previously the host of Food Network Canada's Fresh with Anna Olson, Sugar and Kitchen Equipped.more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Presenter, Chef, Baker
    • Credits: Sugar, Fresh with Anna Olson, Kitchen Equipped, Bake with Anna Olson
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