Dominique Ansel is the chef and owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City and a James Beard award winner for 'Outstanding Pastry Chef'. In 2013 Dominique was named one of Business Insider's 'Most Innovative People Under Forty'. That same year, The Daily Mail called him the 'most feted pastry chef in the world'. His bakery has gone on to win every single coveted award, including Time Out New York's 'Best New Bakery', and holds Zagat's highest ranking in the category.Prior to starting his own business, Dominique spent seven years at the venerable French bakery Fauchon and six years at Daniel, the flagship French restaurant of Daniel Boulud. As the executive pastry chef at Daniel, Dominique was part of the team that led the restaurant to receive its first four-star New York Times rating, three Michelin stars and the James Beard Foundation's 'Outstanding Restaurant of the Year Award' in 2010.