Stirring the Pot: Conversations with Culinary Celebrities – Dominique Ansel Hosted and Interviewed by Florence Fabricant

158 Main Street
East Hampton, New York 11937

Q&A and book signing to follow
Dominique Ansel is the chef and owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City. Chef Ansel is perhaps best-known for his creation of the Cronut™, a croissant and doughnut hybrid that has been reported on throughout the world and domestically on Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s The Chew, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, among others. It is also the first pastry to have been so in demand that it sells of up to 20x its retail price on the black market. The Chef’s various other inventions, including his Frozen S’more, Magic Soufflé, Cookie Shot, and Waffle Affogato, have fast become popular treats with international fame. In 2014, Chef Ansel won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Before opening his own bakery, he was the executive pastry chef at Daniel, Daniel Boulud’s flagship French restaurant. During his six years there (the longest tenure of any pastry chef at Daniel), he was part of the team that led the restaurant to receive its first 4-star New York Times rating, 3 Michelin stars, and James Beard’s Outstanding Restaurant of the Year. Chef Ansel also spent seven years at the venerable French bakery Fauchon. New York Post proclaimed Chef Ansel the “Willy Wonka of NYC” and Bon Appétit editor Christine Mulhke called him “the top pastry chef in New York.” His first cookbook Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes published by Simon & Schuster was released in 2014.
Tickets $15 / $13 Members and $75 / $50 Members with 10am pre-talk VIP reception. Meet the celebs and enjoy a continental breakfast compliments of c/o The Maidstone and The Living Room Restaurant. Coffee compliments of ULIVjava. Sparkling wine compliments of Altaneve.
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at or at Box Office;; or 1.866.811.4111
Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available