2006 James Beard award winner for
Outstanding Pastry Chef, Author of Dessert
FourPlay, Head Judge on Bravo's
Top Chef Just Desserts and all around
Pastry Bad Ass!
award winning pastry chef, hails from the Catskills region in upstate New York. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America with over twenty years of kitchen experience, Chef Iuzzini honed his craft at highly lauded dining locations such as The River Café in Brooklyn, NY along with, Daniel, Payard, Café Boulud and Jean Georges in New York City In 2006, the James Beard Foundation awarded Chef Iuzzini "Pastry Chef of the Year." In addition he has been recognized as one of the "10 Most Influential Pastry Chefs in America" by Forbes, "Best New Pastry Chef" by New York Magazine, and named one of the “Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America” two years in a row by Pastry Arts and Design.
He was the head judge of Bravo’s culinary competition series “Top Chef: Just Desserts”. Since leaving Restaurant Jean Georges, Chef Iuzzini has started his own pastry and culinary arts consulting company, aptly named Sugar Fueled Inc. He is the author of DESSERT FOURPLAY: Sweet Quartets From A Four-Star Pastry Chef (Clarkson Potter) and is currently working on his second book, due out in 2014.
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