Category Archive: Interviews

Heather Kaniuk, Executive Pastry Chef of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Heather is a young, sensible very talented lady who is now heading up​ the pastry department at the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. She was previously working with the great Graham Hornigold, who is known… Continue reading

Yolande Stanley, pastry chef and tutor at Westminster Kingsway College

Yolande Stanley. A great lady who has mastered the art of pastry and chocolate to the highest levels. A lady who has taught and trained new generations of chefs. A teacher at Westminster… Continue reading

Alistair Birt is ready for World Chocolate Masters

World Chocolate Masters competition is close. We have been curious what was going on with Alistair Birt, the UK & Ireland contestant for the World Chocolate Masters. How has it been since you won the… Continue reading

Markus Bohr, the Executive Pastry Chef at Harrods

Harrods is famous for attracting people from all over the world. One of the attractions is the Food hall which offers specialities from all over the world. Markus Bohr is the man in charge… Continue reading

Hideko Kawa, owner and pastry consultant at SweetArt Lab

Put your fantasy on the run and it may not be wild enough to catch the uniqueness of Hideko Kawa’s creations. Trained at Le Cordon Bleu she first gained her working experiences as… Continue reading

Antonino Maresca, pastry consultant

Antonino Maresca was born in Sorrento, on the beautiful Italian coast where he fell in love with pastry and started his career. Extremely humble and reserved, he never put himself into the limelight,… Continue reading

Graham Hornigold, Executive Pastry Chef of Hakkasan Group

Graham is very serious about what he does, even if he is always smiling and teasing. He wants things to be perfect, flavoursome, to evoke emotion. And he wants a good team around him,… Continue reading

Benoit Blin, Chef Patissier at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Entering into the world of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is like entering into a magical world. I could spend all day admiring their gardens and discovering new secrets with every step I make.… Continue reading

Ryan Thompson, executive pastry chef at Shangri-La hotel

In the tallest building in Europe, The Shard, which was created by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano, the Shangri-La hotel is located in the 35-52nd floor. Hotel is not only known for the… Continue reading

Paul Kelly, Executive pastry chef at the Merrion hotel Dublin

Paul Kelly has been cooking and creating pastries already for over 20 years. Passionate, devoted and hard working, he has already achieved a lot in his career. Recently he was in Paris at Cacao Barry’s… Continue reading

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