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NYC Pastry Chefs Make Strong Showing On National Ranking Of Top Dessert Professionals

Passion and pistachio chocolate with dacquoise from The Modern (credit: Niko Triantafillou/dessertbuzz.com)

Passion and pistachio chocolate with dacquoise from The Modern (credit: Niko Triantafillou/dessertbuzz.com)

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by Yvo Sin.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —  Dessert Professional magazine gathered sweets connoisseurs and media alike at the Institute for Culinary Education earlier this week to honor the top ten pastry chefs from around the country.

New York City chefs accounted for half of those recognized.

Big Apple pastry experts Sandro Micheli from Daniel, Marc Aumont from The Modern, Christina Tosi from Momofuku Milk Bar, Angela Pinkerton from Eleven Madison Park, and Damien Hergott of Bosie Tea Parlor all made the top 10.

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Pretzel Cake Truffle from Momofuku Milk Bar (credit: Niko Triantafillou/dessertbuzz.com)

Other honorees were Sally Camacho (WP24) in Los Angeles; Craig Harzewski (Naha) in Chicago; Nathaniel Reid (Normal Love Confections) in Naples, FL; Jean-Marie Auboine (Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolatier) in Las Vegas; and Chris Hammer (The School of Pastry Design) also in Las Vegas.

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Almond dacquoise, milk chocolate parfait, salted caramel tuile from Daniel (credit: Niko Triantafillou/dessertbuzz.com)

In the crowd were also some big industry names: Johnny Iuzzini (formerly Executive Pastry Chef of Jean-Georges, and seen on Top Chef: Just Desserts), Ron Ben-Israel (host of Dessert Sweet Genius), Zac Young (formerly of Flex Mussels, Flex Donuts, and seen on Top Chef: Just Desserts), Shawn Gawle (Executive Pastry Chef of Corton), Michael Laiskonis (formerly Executive Pastry Chef of Le Bernardin, currently Creative Director of ICE), Pichet Ong (Batch Bakery, and too many to name), along with Fernanda Capobianco (Vegan Divas) were among those mingling and enjoying the special desserts prepared by the honorees.

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Yvo Sin is the founder and head writer of The Feisty Foodie.