The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2019 has just announced that Jessica Préalpato, the Head Pastry Chef at Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée in Paris, has been voted The World’s Best Pastry Chef 2019.
This is a prestigious award for the Head Pastry Chef, who will be receiving her award in advance of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 awards ceremony at the Marina Bay Sands on 25th June. Chef Préalpato, who specialises in natural desserts, says: “It is an absolute honour to be recognised as The World’s Best Pastry Chef. As the daughter of two pastry chefs, I have been immersed in the world of culinary arts my entire life. This award represents my life journey and the passion I have for this art. I hope this award inspires emerging pastry chefs around the world.”
The award is sponsored by Sosa Ingredients, known for providing premium ingredients in the culinary world. When asked for comment, Quico Sosa, CEO of Sosa Ingredients, said, “We are dedicated to supporting chefs across the globe, and this award is the perfect opportunity to recognise the influence pastry chefs have on today’s gastronomic culture. Jessica’s dedication to her work is truly inspiring and she shares the same vision of modern and sustainable gastronomy with Sosa: more texture, more taste, less sugar and less fat. We support and acknowledge her expertise as The World’s Best Pastry Chef 2019.”
“We are very excited to announce Jessica Préalpato as the recipient of The World’s Best Pastry Chef award, sponsored by Sosa,” says William Drew, Director of Content for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. “Her creativity and devotion to the world of food and the art of baking makes her the perfect recipient of this award. Her cooking is absolutely of the moment: the way she manipulates natural sugars without sacrificing flavour chimes perfectly with the restaurant’s ideology and the cultural zeitgeist to cut down on sugar intake.”
The World’s Best Pastry Chef is voted for by more than 1,000 international restaurant industry experts and well-travelled gourmets who make up The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy. The Academy comprises 26 separate regions around the world, each of which has 40 members, including a chairperson.
For more information regarding The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019, please go to: https://www.theworlds50best.com/