The 2014 James Beard nominees for Outstanding Pastry Chef are out. An outstanding pastry chef is a chef or baker who prepares desserts, pastries, or breads and who serves as a standard-bearer for excellence. Candidates must have been pastry chefs or bakers for at least the past five years.
Dominique Ansel, Dominique Ansel Bakery, New York, NY
Dana Cree, Blackbird, Chicago, IL
Belinda Leong, b. patisserie, San Francisco, CA
Dahlia Narvaez, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles, CA
Christina Tosi, Momofuku, New York, NY