Pastry Team USA

Representing the US in the World Pastry Cup

Competition Order for Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2019 Announced

Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2019 is fast approaching, and the running order of the competition was announced this week.

For the Grande Finale 2019, only five countries were automatically qualified for the finale in Lyon, France, based on their past performance, instead of the usual seven. These teams are, in order: Italy, Japan, the United States, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. There will be 21 teams competing in total.

Team USA will be in Lab 1 on Day 1, with Team Japan, 2017’s Silver medalists, in Lab 3. The No. 1 ranked Team Italy will be in Lab 5. Rounding out the Top 5 countries, South Korea will be in Lab 9 on Day 1. The United Kingdom is the only county in the Top 5 slated for Day 2, who will be in Lab 3.

Here is the full running order for the competition, which will take place Jan. 27-28, 2019.


Lemon Curd Tart with Citrus Meringue and Raspberry Coulis

**Utilizing Andros Lemon Curd Fillings and Andros Raspberry Coulis

Citrus Vanilla Pâte Sablée

Butter 120
Salt 2
10X Sugar 90
Almond Flour 30
Eggs 50
All Purpose Flour 235
Lemon Zest 5
Vanilla Beans Nielsen Massey 1
  1. Mix butter with salt and 10X sugar until combined, but do not aerate.
  2. Add dry ingredients, previously combined with lemon zest and scraped vanilla bean. Mix until crumbly and resembles a streusel consistency.
  3. Add eggs and mix on medium speed until fully homogenous.

Citrus Italian Meringue

Sugar 250
Water 70
Egg Whites (fresh) 90
Lemon Zest 5
Grapefruit Zest 5
  1. Cook sugar and water to 118 C.
  2. Whip egg whites with zests until soft peaks.
  3. Add syrup in a slow stream while whipping on medium speed.
  4. Continue whipping to cool the meringue to desired piping consistency.


  1. Sheet Pâte Sablée to desired thickness and line tart rings.
  2. Par bake the crusts and cool on a wire rack.
  3. Fill with Andros Lemon Curd Filling or other Andros filling products.
  4. Pipe some Andros Raspberry Coulis in the center of the Andros Lemon Curd Filling, being careful so it doesn’t spread to the sides but is fully enclosed.
  5. Pipe Italian Meringue and brulée with a blow torch.

LOGO Andros Chef fd blanc

Coconut and Vanilla-scented Panna Cotta with Peach Compote

**Utilizing Andros Coconut Purée and Andros Peach Compote

Coconut Puree 300
Sugar 125
Vanilla Bean Nielsen Massey 1
Gelatin Sheets (each) 3
Heavy Cream 300
  1. Split and scrape the Nielsen Massey vanilla bean.
  2. Warm Andros Coconut Purée with sugar and vanilla bean until sugar dissolves.
  3. Bloom gelatin sheets in cold water and add to warmed coconut mixture.
  4. Strain and add heavy cream, burr mix without adding any air and portion.


  1. Make the panna cotta and portion into verrines of desired shape and allow to set.
  2. Add the Andros Peach Compote followed by some decoration of your choice.

LOGO Andros Chef fd blanc

Leave a comment

Nicolas Chevrieux – Team USA 2019

Chef Nicolas Chevrieux

Chef Nicolas Chevrieux

Chef Nicolas Chevrieux is the Executive Pastry Chef, Jean-Philippe Patisserie at Aria and The Bellagio in Las Vegas. He was selected as the Sugar Artist for Pastry Team USA 2019.

Chevrieux brings a wealth of talent to Maison Kayser USA, where he creates elegant French pastries, often re-interpreting classics by using new techniques or novel flavor combinations, inspired by his numerous travels around the world.  

Some of his most beloved creations for Maison Kayser USA includes the Adagio, a dark chocolate mousse cake brightened by an exquisite fresh passion fruit center, or the spectacular Yuzu lemon tart, whose delicate buttery crust is the perfect foil to a creamy yet ethereal yuzu lemon curd. Chevrieux is adept at creating beautiful pastries that burst with flavors but feel light and delicate.

Born in Orléans, France, in a family of pastry chefs and bakers, Chevrieux started to help his father at the family pastry shop at the early age of 10, where he quickly caught the pastry making bug. His father passed on to him his know-how but also a deep love and respect for the art of pastry baking. At 14, he started formal training in Paris at the French School of Culinary Arts, FERRANDI, and never looked back.

A member of the “Compagnons du Devoir du Tour De France”, a prestigious organization that regroups and trains France’s finest craftsmen and artisans, Chevrieux traveled across France and Europe for eight years to continuously perfect his art and teach. Back from his Tour de France, Chevrieux took over his father’s pastry shop, Caprices de Roi with his brother, a baker, where he delighted Parisians for another eight years before deciding to travel again.

In 2012, he arrived in New York where he worked as Executive Pastry Chef for the Ginza Project – a restaurant company with locations in New York and Moscow before joining Maison Kayser USA.

His numerous trips across the globe, including his experience in Europe and Russia, are constant sources of inspiration shaping his creations. Chevrieux is passionate about sourcing high quality ingredients from around the world and marrying unexpected terroirs and regions to invent unique pastries, where each ingredient can shine.

Today, Chevrieux shares his sumptuous creations at Maison Kayser USA and oversees a team of 60 pastry cooks in charge of executing delicious French pastries with the finest ingredients and impeccable technique.

Desirous to share his love for his craft, Chevrieux is regularly training pastry chefs in the making, and also participates in numerous national and international pastry competitions where he showcases his creativity and exceptional mastery. He won a Bronze medal in 2015 and a Silver medal in 2016 at the U.S. Pastry Competition in the Artistic Chocolate and Sugar Showpiece with Chocolate Cake, Bonbon and Plated Dessert.

Chef Nicolas Chevrieux will be participating in the sugar competition tryout for Team USA 2019, August 14-15, 2017, at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Leave a comment

Jordan Snider – Team USA 2019


Chef Jordan Snider

Chef Jordan Snider is the Executive Pastry Chef, Fairmont Grand del Mar in San Diego. He was selected as the Alternate for Team USA 2019.

Snider began his career in the pastry field in 2001. The South Carolina native worked for various restaurants and cafés and, before leaving his home state, was the banquet pastry chef at the Carolina Yacht Club underneath Executive Chef Zak Haylash.  

In 2010, Snider relocated to Las Vegas, NV where he worked underneath numerous professionals; most notably: Chef Gianni Santin at the Mandarin Oriental, Chef Jim McNamara at the Paris and Chef Christophe Feyt at Mandalay Bay.  

In 2014, he moved to San Diego to become the Executive Pastry Chef of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. As pastry chef he oversees the entire pastry operation including: banquets, the restaurants Amaya and Clubhouse Grill, along with in-room dining and Cent’Anni café.  

Snider competed at Pastry Live 2014 earning the Audience Choice Award and in the US Pastry Competition 2017 earning Honorable Mention.

Snider was born in upstate South Carolina in February 1985 but was raised in Charleston. Snider currently resides in San Diego with his wife, Baker Snider, and their two children, William and Hazel.

Chef Jordan Snider will be participating in the sugar competition tryout for Team USA 2019, August 14-15, 2017, at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Leave a comment

About Christophe Feyt – Team 2019 Selection Jury member


Chef Christophe Feyt

Chef Christophe Feyt will be a member of the selection jury to pick Team USA 2019. He was a member of the Team U.S.A. in the 2013 and coach of the 2017 Team.

Feyt was born in Agen, France, an area in the southwest known for high quality food products. After starting at the patisserie which his family has owned for 40 years, Christophe worked in Boston, Hawaii and Las Vegas. He mastered the fundamentals of pastry in nationally recognized shops in southwest France and Paris. What he learned there still influences him today, forming the basis of his passion and work ethic. Christophe then earned his Brevet de Maitrise diploma (Master’s degree), to have an excellent foundation to support him throughout his career.

Boston was a key part of Feyt’s American introduction, where he applied his French technique. He profited from America’s “melting pot” status to adjust his palate, and to embrace many countries’ culinary influences for his pastries and desserts. During this time, Feyt  unveiled new Chocolate Bar menus for the Meridien Hotel and was a demonstrator at the New York City Chocolate Show; both furthered his passion with chocolate.

In Hawaii, Feyt felt fortunate to be influenced by the local products and flavors that he explored in new ways in his pastry creations. His emphasis returned to the origin of the products by this unique opportunity to experience hands on a vanilla bean farm and chocolate plantations.

Working as the Executive Pastry Chef at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Feyt realized his goal to experience high volume pastry operation, and create showpieces more often. Vegas is a show town that allows freedom of creativity, and an opportunity to supply clients with special tailor made artistic pieces as needed.

Feyt’s life is balanced by spending time with his wife and children. He has enjoyed
his experiences living in several regions of the US, and celebrating the diverse culture each had to offer.

Tryouts for Team USA 2019 will be held August 14-15, 2017, at Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Leave a comment

About Laurent Branlard – Team 2019 Selection Jury member


Chef Laurent Branlard

Chef Laurent Branlard will be a member of the jury that will select Team USA 2019.

Branlard is the executive pastry chef for the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. A native of France, Laurent Branlard is a highly accomplished pastry chef who holds the distinction as the only two-time winner of the World Pastry Team Championship.

He captained Team USA to victory in 2008 after previously winning in 2002. Laurent Branlard and Team USA defeated the top chefs from competing nations in a challenging 2-day, 13-hour competition that tested the team’s culinary ability and artistic skills. In between his world titles, he held the honor of serving as a judge for the pastry championship competition and coaching Team USA in the 2006 World Pastry Competition to a bronze medal.

Tryouts for Team USA 2019 will be held August 14-15, 2017, at Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.