Dessert Professional Magazine has released their “Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America” and two of Walt Disney World’s very own Pastry Chefs have made the list. After sampling some of the amazing desserts Walt Disney World has to offer I can understand why! At an event to honor the winners, Pastry Chef Stefen Riemer and Pastry Chef Olivier Saintemarie were both invited to New York City on June 5th to showcase their talents.
As executive pastry chef on the Culinary Development team for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Riemer creates new pastry menus and brands like Amorete’s Patisserie and the The Ganachery at Disney Springs. He was classically trained in Europe and joined the Disney Culinary team in 1999. This is not the first time Riemer has been singled out from among his peers. He has also received the prestigious Walt Disney Legacy Award for outstanding achievement.
“I am so honored to be recognized, but a chef is nothing without a great team and the influence of the people surrounding him,” said Riemer.
If you have been to been to the Chefs de France restaurant at EPCOT you have more than likely tasted the amazing desserts that have come out of Chef Saintemarie’s kitchen. He started at the French pavilion in World Showcase in 2014 where he opened the new bakery and production kitchen. Before his life with Disney he also was classically trained in Europe after completing a year in the French Navy. After moving to London he then joined Disney Cruise Line in 1999 where he was executive pastry chef. Currently he oversees the bread and pastry production for Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie, Les Chefs de France, Monsieur Paul and L’Artisan des Glaces.
“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,” said Saintemarie.
Congratulations to both chefs! It is truly a well deserved honor!
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