World Finals: Jury

USA Canonne, Sébastien (°1968) - USA

professional experience

now :
teacher at the French Pastry School and at classes around the world
1992 : moved to USA - worked as Executive Pastry Chef at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Chicago
1987 : Beau Rivage Palace in Geneva, Switserland and Hotel Palace Eulerin in Basel, Switserland 
1985 : le Palais d'Elysee in Paris cooking for the French President Mitterand, Paris pastry shop of Gaston Lenôtre and La Côte St. Jacques in Burgundy
1983 : studied at the Ecole Hôtelière de Rouen   


2004 : prestigeous Meilleur Ouvrier de France titel
2004 : Pastry Chef of the Year at World Pastry Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada
2002 : co manager and coach of the victoreous 2002 World Pastry Championship team in Beaver Creek, Colorado
2000 : member of the gold medal 2000 National Pastry Championship team in Baever Creek, Colorado
1997 : Leader of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie U.S. team 
1996-1997 : named one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in the United States by both Chocolatier and Pastry Art & Design magazines 
1996 : winner of the US Pastry Cup
1995 : Taittinger Champagne Pastry Chef of the Year in America