Here are some pastry chefs making waves around the city’s cafes and restaurants, these are passionate people who are fairly new on the local scene and worth watching.
Chef Daniel Munoz
He works as the Head Pastry Chef at Nemesis Coffee in Gastown.
After tasting some of his pastries, then talking to him about the summer seasonal ingredients and such, I learned how passionate and focussed Daniel is with his creations. He is from Venezuela and has already worked in some great places in and around our city. One of his creations that I recently indulged in was his Chocolate Éclair topped with Venezuelan cocoa nibs.
You can follow him on Instagram @danielmunoz30
Chef Kenta Takahashi
He works as the Executive Pastry Chef at Boulevard Kitchen in downtown Vancouver.
Although I have yet to meet Kenta, his desserts are a work of art and are very stylish. He is Japanese, and he makes outstanding chocolates along with sophisticated desserts. I was at Boulevard for my birthday recently and had a Salted Sesame Praline Bar – incredible flavours with roasted white & black sesame praline crunch, sesame mousse, and caramel ice cream.
You can follow him on Instagram @chefkenta
Chef Elena Krasnova
She is the owner of Mon Paris in the Metrowtown neighborhood of Burnaby.
She is Russian, a former accountant who changed careers to culinary to become a pastry chef, she has a beautiful style with lots of colour in her desserts. Last year we enjoyed one of her valentines day heart cakes on my Best and the Foodiest radio shows on CKNW.
You can follow her on Instagram @monparis.ca
Chef Franck Buiron
He is the owner of L’Atelier Patisserie in the Olympic Village neighborhood.
He is French and his Bakery and pastry shop is located in the Olympic Village area where he bakes delicious croissants and desserts.
You can follow him on Instagram @l_atelier_patisserie
By: Richard Wolak