Wednesday, June 15, 2011

French Pastry School's Jacquy Pfeiffer 2011 Pastry Hall of Fame inductee

On Monday, June 6, 2011, Dessert Professional Magazine held their 18th annual awards ceremony honoring the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America in New York City, with KitchenAid as a sponsor to the event. Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder and academic dean of student affairs of The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College, was awarded the "Top Ten" honor in 1996 and again in 1997. This year, Pfeiffer was the 2011 Pastry Hall of Fame inductee.
Jacquy Pfeiffer (second from left) with his wife Rachel Beaudry (far left), and directors of the acclaimed documentary, Kings of Pastry, which features Pfeiffer, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
Chef Jacquy's efforts include co-founding The French Pastry School with Chef Sébastien Canonne, M.O.F. After establishing the 24-week L'Art de la Pâtisserie, Professional Pastry and Baking Program, they went on to create the 16-week L'Art de Gâteau, Professional Cake Decorating and Baking Program, which began in August, 2010; and most recently, the 8-week L'Art de la Boulangerie, Artisanal Bread Baking Course, which saw its inaugural course begin on May 31, 2011.

2011 Top Ten Pastry Chefs of the Year (left to right): Antonio Bachour, Ron Paprocki, Tariq Hanna, Oscar Ortega, Jerôme Landrieu, Yoni Morales, Sylvain Leroy, Jean-François Suteau, Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez, and Francisco Migoya.
This year's Top Ten Pastry Chefs include Antonio Bachour, executive pastry chef, Quattro at Trump Soho, New York, NY and Solea at W South Beach, Miami; Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez, pastry chef, PRINT at the Ink Hotel, New York, NY; Tariq Hanna, pastry chef and owner, Sucre, New Orleans, LA; Sylvain Leroy, pastry chef and technical advisor, Paris Gourmet, Carlstadt, NJ; Francisco Migoya, associate professor, The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY; Jerome Landrieu, pastry chef and director, Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy, Chicago, IL; Yoni Morales, executive pastry chef, Ark Las Vegas Restaurant Corp., Las Vegas, NV; Oscar Ortega, pastry chef and owner, Atelier Ortega, Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Ron Paprocki, executive pastry chef, Gordon Ramsay at The London, New York, NY; Jean-Francois Suteau, executive pastry chef, The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA.