Savour Patissier of the Year is very excited to announce the one and only, pastry chef Antonio Bachour as a guest judge for Savour Patissier of the Year in Melbourne 2017.
Antonio Bachour has over 300,000 followers on Instagram and is currently Executive Pastry chef of St Regis Hotel and Owner of ˜Bachour Bakery and Bistro in Miami, Florida.
Antonio grew up in Puerto Rico and was hooked on pastry from a young age, thanks to a childhood spent in his family s bakery. He went on to graduate from Johnson & Wales, and then spent his first few years honing his trade in Puerto Rico as a pastry cook at Sand Hotel and Casino and Westin Rio Mar before moving on to the Ritz-Carlton in San Juan, where he was pastry sous chef for two years. 2001 found Bachour States-bound, in Miami Beach, as pastry chef at Talula.
In 2009, Bachour was asked by KNR Food Concepts to be a part of the opening team at the W South Beach Hotel, and particularly Solea. Shortly after, he took over responsibility for all pastries for The Trump Soho hotel and its restaurants. This year Dessert Professional Magazine selected Bachour as one of their œTop 10 Pastry Chefs for 2011. Antonio now splits his time teaching around the world and running his business.
Antonio is a best selling author of several books including his latest, ˜Chocolate .