Pastry Chef

Jessica Préalpato named World’s Best Pastry Chef 2019

Jessica Préalpato named World’s Best Pastry Chef

By James McAllister

Jessica Préalpato, the head pastry chef at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée in Paris, has been named The World’s Best Pastry Chef 2019 ahead of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in Singapore on 25 June.

Martin Chiffers / Sugar Championships 2017 senior winner sculpture

Martin Chiffers on why “pastry chefs must do sugar art"

By Hannah Thompson

Martin Chiffers, pastry chef and former president of international Pastry Team UK, co-judged the 2017 UK Sugar Championships last week. We caught up with him to talk key skills, and keeping the art of sugar alive

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Benoit Blin

Chefs' Secrets of Success: Benoit Blin

By Hannah Thompson

Benoit Blin is chef patissier at the two Michelin-starred Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Raymond Blanc’s renowned restaurant and rooms in the heart of Oxfordshire.