Adrià named ‘World’s Best Pastry Chef’
By Bakers Journal
By Bakers Journal
June 2, 2015, London, England – Spanish chef Albert Adria of Tickets in Barcelona was recognized as The World’s Best Pastry Chef, sponsored by Cacao Barry, at an annual celebration of global gastronomy in London, England.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, sponsored by S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, featured restaurants from 21 countries around the world across six continents. The list provides an annual barometer of the greatest gastronomic experiences across the globe, Cacao Barry, S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna announced in a joint news release.
Adrià has dedicated much of his career to pioneering new pastry techniques, the release said. He headed the seminal Roses restaurant’s pastry section for many years, and led its development kitchen in Barcelona. Adrià started working at El Bulli at 15. He cooked his way round the restaurant’s sections but settled on pastry because of the scope for creativity.
“With meat and fish there are restrictions. But pastry is a completely blank canvas. The possibilities are endless,” he said.
He now oversees five restaurants in Barcelona. Over the past two decades, Adrià has pioneered dozens of new techniques, many set out in painstaking detail within the two seminal books he has published on desserts. He has been voted The World’s Best Pastry Chef 2015 in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the global pastry scene.
El Celler de Can Roca, also of Spain, regained its title as The S. Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant.
“It has been a hugely exciting year with such a variety of culinary talents celebrated here tonight. As the appetite for reaching new gastronomic heights continues to grow we feel privileged to play a part in this journey of discovery and are proud to bring together this unique community of extraordinary visionaries within the industry,” said William Drew, group editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants franchise.