Pastry Chef

The 7 Best Baking Ingredients to Buy from the Grocery Store, According to Pastry Chefs

When it comes to the best baking ingredients, they're not necessarily expensive or hard to find—or entirely made from scratch, for that matter; even pastry chefs shop at the grocery store for some staples...

San Francisco's 20th Century Cafe closing

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Minutes ago, Michelle Polzine announced on FB the closing of 20th Century Cafe. She said she will be around till at least the end of June. "Dear Esteemed Members of Cafe Society, Many of us ha...

Ad Astra Bread Company | Other Brother Beer Co - Seaside

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

So I've just learned that Ron Mendoza has been giving away his test batches of bread this week of the soon to open Ad Astra Bread Company located inside Other Brother Beer Company brewery. However,...

Bakers Against Racism - San Francisco, June 15-20

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

More than 2,500 bakers across the country and internationally have registered for the Bakers Against Racism bake sale to be held June 15 to 20. https://www.salon.com/2020/06/14/bakers-against-rac...

Breadbelly | Inner Richmond District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Open since year-end, Breadbelly was my first pick to catch-up over lunch with a chef friend in April. Trying to avoid the crowds, we dropped in mid-morning only to find every table in the small caf...

Early days of pastry school

by santango 2 years ago

I started pastry school a couple of months ago and keen to hear advice on whether my expectations are realistic. So far, I've found the classes quite disorganized, and my teacher is absent a lo...

Pastry apprentice sponsors

by jam000021 4 years ago

Hey guys! Can anyone suggest a pastry shop who sponsor apprentices? Thanks!

French fruit tart/Pate Sablee/Pate Sucree

by imanewbie 4 years ago

I’m on a mission to get the perfect Fruit tarte. I have found the recipe for a custard I like (but by all means, please if you have a special favorite or technique let me know) but now I am really ...

Looking for a pastry school... École Gregoire Ferrandi or Le Cordon Bleu Paris?

by miah_d 4 years ago

Hello! I'm having a hard time choosing which of these pastry schools to apply to, considering both are pretty good. I've heard positive and negative things about both schools, which is making it to...

This Pastry Chef Turns His Desserts Into Miniature Scenes

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 5 years ago

A young Italian pastry chef creates amusing food-as-"landscape" scenes and posts them on Instagram. He's inspired by Christopher Boffoli. (If you haven't seen Boffoli's book "Big Appetites: Tiny Pe...

Pastry Internship in France 2017

by AnastasiiaLK 5 years ago

Hello! Where can i find the good information / website /agency regarding the pastry paid internship program? Thank you! Anastasiia

Table Talk with Nicole Plue, Director of Pastry Arts at SF Cooking School

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 5 years ago

Welcome to our sixth Table Talk episode! In this occasion, we're delighted to host Nicole Plue, Director of Pastry Arts at San Francisco Cooking School. A James Beard Award winner for Outstandin...

Help! Pastry degree?

by marahmarsh 6 years ago

Hi, I'm planning to get a degree in baking and pastry next year and I need opinions on where to go. I know that I should work first (I did) but I want to get a degree in case I ever want to become ...

is Anna Olson a sellout?

by bigos70 15 years ago

It bothers me every time I see pastry chef Anna Olson doing a commercial for Pillsbury Crescent Rolls or roll out sugar cookies - it clearly goes against everything she should stand for and in my o...

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