Dominique Ansel Dominique Ansel is a James Beard Award-winning pastry chef and owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery and Workshop in NYC. He has shaken up the pastry world with his creativity and innovation, with iconic creations like the Cronut®, Cookie Shot, Frozen S'mores, Blossoming Hot Chocolate, and more, and was named World's Best Pastry Chef in 2017 from the World's 50 Best Awards.Expertise: pastry, baking, lamination, Viennoiserie.Experience: James Beard Award-winning pastry chef, Dominique Ansel is responsible for creating some of the most fêted pastries in the world, including: the Cronut® (named one of Time Magazine's "25 Best Inventions of 2013"), The Cookie Shot, Frozen S'more, Blossoming Hot Chocolate, and many more. He is the chef/owner of eponymous bakeries in New York City and Hong Kong, and has been named the World's Best Pastry Chef by the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards. He is also the recipient of the Ordre du Mérite Agricole, France's second highest honor.Dominique published his first cookbook, DOMINIQUE ANSEL: The Secret Recipes, in October 2014, featuring a number of signature recipes from his flagship Dominique Ansel Bakery in NYC. His second cookbook, Everyone Can Bake, debuted in April 2020, with his favorite go-to recipes for bases, fillings, and finishing so readers can mix-and-match and create endless possibilities of delicious desserts at home. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.