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La Liste, the global guide to the world’s best hotels and restaurants, has today announced the winners of their annual Pastry Awards, followed by the La Liste Garden Party held this evening in Paris

The 10 LA LISTE Special Award categories recognise 25 pastry chefs and owners across 14 countries, from California to Lima, Paris, Budapest, Pakistan, Melbourne, and Singapore, showcasing international talent in this dynamic industry.

Dominique Ansel, creator of the viral hybrid pastry the Cronut, receives the Pastry Game Changer Award. Bastien Blanc-Tailleur is crowned World’s Most Creative Pastry Chef, presented by Cacao Barry®. Antonio Bachour from Miami and Janice Wong from Singapore are joint winners of the Pastry Innovation Award.


  • World’s Most Creative Pastry Chef 2024, presented by Cacao Barry®: Bastien Blanc-Tailleur
  • Pastry Game Changer Award: Dominique Ansel, New York City, USA
  • World’s Best Pastry Shop Award: François Perret for Le Ritz Comptoir, Paris
  • World’s Best Afternoon Tea Award: Christophe Devoille, Atlantis The Royal, Dubai
  • Pastry Innovation Award: Antonio Bachour, Miami & Merida, and Janice Wong, Singapore
  • Pastry Talent of the Year Award: Aurélien Cohen, Paris; Justin Lee, Korea; Margarita Lorenzana-Manzke, USA; Joanna Yuen, Hong Kong; Noelia Tomoshige, Spain
  • Pastry Ethical & Sustainability Award: Claire Damon, Paris
  • Pastry Artisan & Authenticity Award: Enrico Cerea, Italy; Bernachon, Lyon
  • Pastry Opening of the Year Award, sponsored by Silikomart: Mietta by Rosemary, Melbourne; Christophe Louie, Paris; Pierre-Jean Quinonero, Paris; Bonbon Café from Angelo Musa, Dubai; Darcie Maher with Lannan Bakery, Edinburgh
  • Pastry Discovery Gem Award: Lals Chocolates, Pakistan; Farine & Cacao, Montréal; Alanya Repostería, Lima; Brigat, Paris; L’Ogre de Carrouselberg, Lille; Chez Dodo, Budapest

The annual LA LISTE Garden Party, a gathering of culinary luminaries in the heart of Paris on June 17th, served as a prelude to Paris 2024, honouring innovation and talent across the pastry world. The announcement of the World’s Best Pastry Shop Selection, supported by principal sponsor Cacao Barry®, highlighted the exceptional quality and diversity among the selected 3,000 pastry shops worldwide.

Looking forward, LA LISTE continues its commitment to excellence with plans for the highly anticipated Top 1,000 Best Restaurants in the World and Special Awards ceremony scheduled for Monday, November 25th, 2024 in Paris. This event promises to further elevate global culinary standards and celebrate the ongoing achievements of the world’s finest restaurants and pastry artisans, reaffirming LA LISTE’s status as a beacon of culinary excellence and innovation on the international stage.

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