Madinat's perfect pastry chef wins top title
Madinat Jumeirah Dubai’s executive pastry chef Antony Nicholas Hoyle was named Pastry Chef of the Year 2011, sponsored by Baqwe Moheibi, at last night’s Caterer Middle East Awards.
Not only recognised for his perfect pastry-making skills, Hoyle impressed judges with his flair for making high-quality creations on a large scale, and managing a 42-person strong pastry brigade.
Hoyle was unable to attend the ceremony, but Al Qasr Hotel pastry chef Christiane Trilck collected the award on his behalf.
“He’s such a great pastry chef. He’s creative and his mind is always thinking pastry, pastry, pastry. There’s also a lot to learn from Antony, he’s very passionate about what he’s doing – and he teaches with the same passion,” commented Trilck.
Congratulations were also extended to the two highly-commended nominees: Gilles Favre, executive pastry chef at Dubai World Trade Centre and Fairmont Dubai’s junior pastry sous chef Sally Handoko.