Named one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America 2015, Chef Zac Young is known for his playful takes on American desserts. As Pastry Director of The Craveable Hospitality Group, he oversees the dessert creations at all of the Company’s proprietary restaurants.
His career began on the opening team of Bouchon Bakery. Zac then spent 4 years working as Chef Alex Gaurnaschelli’s Pastry Chef at her New York hot spot, Butter Restaurant. Always hungry for more, Zac trained in France under Philipe Givre at Valrhona and Philipe Park at Chocolate Michel Cluizel. Back in New York, Zac started a Donut Revolution with his dessert program at Flex Mussels Restaurants, making the New York Times list of the Best Donuts in NYC. Zac has been with the Craveable Hospitality Group since 2012.
Zac is best known for his Final Four finish on the inaugural season of Top Chef: Just Desserts, and his signature wit and pastry wisdom showcased on The Cooking Channel’s long running show, “Unique Sweets” and as Food Network’s go to Pastry Pundit on Halloween Baking Championship, Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay and Worst Cooks In America.