Two pastry chefs from Walt Disney World have been featured in Dessert Professional Magazine’s “Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America.” The chefs were invited to showcase their desserts at an event honoring the winners in New York City. These chefs were Pastry Chef Stefan Riemer who works on Culinary Development and Pastry Chef Olivier Saintemarie who works as executive pastry chef for Chefs de France restaurant.
Riemer was classically trained in Europe and joined the Disney Culinary team in 1999. In his current role he develops and implements pastry menus and new pastry brands around Walt Disney World such as Amorette’s Patisserie and The Ganachery at Disney Springs. He is also the recipient of the Walt Disney Legacy Award. An award given to cast members for outstanding achievement, selected by leaders and peers. Riemer said, “I am so honored to be recognized, but a chef is nothing without a great team and the influence of the people surrounding him,”
Saintemarie is also classically trained in Europe. He joined Disney Cruise Line in 1999 where he was executive pastry chef. He moved to the French pavilion at Epcot in 2014 to open the new bakery and production kitchen, where he oversees bread and pastry production for Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie, Les Chefs de France, Monsieur Paul and L’Artisan des Glaces. Saintemarie said, “Stefan and I met when we both joined the Disney company in 1999, and it was such an honor to be there together in New York receiving the award, in the company of such notable chefs,”
Congratulations to these two amazing chefs. Have you tried any of these amazing chefs work?
Source: Disney Parks Blog