Famous Male Pastry Chefs

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List of famous male pastry chefs, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male pastry chefs list contains the most prominent and top males known for being pastry chefs. There are thousand of males working as pastry chefs in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic pastry chefs have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a pastry chef then the people below should give you inspiration.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Roland Mesnier and James Rosselle.

While this isn't a list of all male pastry chefs, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male pastry chefs?" and "Who are the best male pastry chefs?"
Duff Goldman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Pastry Chefs
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Jeffrey Adam "Duff" Goldman (born December 17, 1974) 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 Food Network's Duff Till Dawn and "Cake Masters" series. His work has also been featured on the Food Network Challenge, Iron Chef America, Oprah, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Man v. Food, ”Buddy vs. Duff”, and “Duff Takes the Cake.” ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 44

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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William Yosses is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Pastry Chefs
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William "Bill" Yosses (born about 1952) is an American chef who is best known as co-author of the book Desserts For Dummies and for being the White House Executive Pastry Chef from 2007 to 2014. Yosses is now the owner of the pastry company Perfect Pie, which is based in New York City. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States of America

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Gaston Lenôtre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Pastry Chefs
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Gaston Lenôtre (born May 28, 1920 in Normandy, France – died January 8, 2009) was a French pastry chef known as a possible creator of the opera cake (opéra gâteau), the founder of "Lenôtre" a culinary empire; whose brand includes restaurants, catering services, retail concerns and cooking schools, and one of the three founders with Paul Bocuse and Roger Verge of Les Chefs de France at EPCOT in Orlando, Florida. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 89 (1920-2009)

Birthplace: Normandy

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Roland Mesnier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Pastry Chefs
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Roland Mesnier (born July 8 1944) is a French-American pastry chef and culinary writer. His creations during his twenty five years as Executive Pastry Chef (1979–2004) 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 interested in becoming a chef when he visited his brother's pastry shop in a nearby city and was delighted by the smell of fresh fruit in the kitchen. When he was fourteen, his mother secured an apprenticeship for him at a pastry shop in Besançon. He worked from 6am to 8pm six days a week and in exchange received 300 francs a month, plus room and board, in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 74

Birthplace: Bonnay, France

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