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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

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

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

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

Chris Arkadieff, executive chef at Strand Dining Rooms

Chris Arkadieff was born and raised in Australia where he gathered his first cooking experiences and won an Ansett “Best Apprentice Chef of the Year ” award. He was cooking on the exclusive… Continue reading

Ten Minutes with Reece Collier, Head pastry chef at The Grove

Reece Collier is the one who will pamper you with the sweet delights if you visit The Grove, the lovely resort only 18 miles away from central London. As a graduate from Westminster… Continue reading

Ten Minutes with Joakim Prat, head pastry chef at Maître Choux, London

I have met Joakim Prat in his new choux shop Maître Choux in South Kensington, just opposite the Ampersand hotel. The shop will open before the end of the month, but I was… Continue reading

Ten Minutes with Adrian Barry, executive pastry chef at the St Pancras Renaissance hotel

The St Pancras Renaissance hotel is a very unusual and impressive building. A stunning fairytale architecture situated right on the international train station is a point of arrivals and departures for many different people. It is… Continue reading

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