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List of Famous Bakers

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This list of famous bakers includes photos, bios, and other information, when available. Who are the top bakers in the world? If you're interested in a list of famous pastry chefs, we have that too! This includes the most prominent bakers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. These popular bakers may even recommend visiting some of the best bakery restaurant chains. This list of notable bakers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic bakers 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 bakers, known for their culinary skills - be it breads, cakes, or desserts of almost any kind.

This list features many of the best bakers in the world, including celebrity bakers like Duff Goldman and Buddy Valastro. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known bakers - many of whom are famous women bakers - these are some of the best pastry chefs working today. Who are the most famous bakers ever? What are the names of famous bakers? This list has them all, so if you've got a sweet tooth, you're sure to find someone baking up delicious treats below.

  • Nancy Silverton
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    Nancy Silverton is an American chef, baker, and author. The winner of the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Chef Award in 2014, Silverton is recognized for her role in popularizing sourdough and artisan breads in the United States.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
    • Profession: Chef
  • Roland Mesnier
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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: 76
    • Birthplace: Bonnay, France
    • Profession: Pastry chef, Chef
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    Franz Schlachta

    Franz Schlachta
    Photo: Alan Light / Wiki Commons
    Franz Schlachta was a postal worker and baker.... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Germany
    • Profession: Postal worker, Baker
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    Paul Hollywood

    Paul John Hollywood (born 1 March 1966) is an English celebrity chef and television presenter, best known for being a judge on The Great British Bake Off. He began his career at his father's bakery as a teenager and went on to serve as head baker at a number of hotels around Britain and internationally. After returning from working in Cyprus, Hollywood began appearing in guest spots on a number of British television programmes on both BBC and ITV. Although Hollywood's broadcast career began with food programming he has since branched out into other genres, including motoring.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Wallasey, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Celebrity chef, Baker
    • Credits: The Great British Bake Off, Paul Hollywood's Pies and Puds


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