Dominique Ansel is the chef and owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City. In 2013, Dominique was named one of Business Insider’s “Most Innovative people Under 40.” That same year, the Daily Mail UK called him the “most feted pastry chef in the world.” Recently, he became of one Crain’s “40 Under 40.” His bakery has gone on to win every single coveted award, including Time Out New York’s “Best New Bakery,” and holds Zagat’s highest ranking in the category.
Prior to starting his own business, Dominique spent seven years at the venerable French bakery Fauchon, and six years at Daniel, Daniel Boulud’s flagship French restaurant. As the executive pastry chef at Daniel, Dominique was part of the team that led the restaurant to receive its first four-star New York Times rating, three Michelin stars, and James Beard Foundation’s “Outstanding Restaurant of the Year Award” in 2010. In 2014, Dominique won the James Beard Foundation’s “Outstanding Pastry Chef Award” for his own bakery.