In 2014, Yoshikazu Kizu was awarded the coveted title of Pastry Chef of the Year at the 25th annual U.S. Pastry Competition. For the theme “Film Animation,” Chef Kizu created a stunning presentation depicting Disney’s animation “Beauty and the Beast.”
He had seen the thin film reel his friend Yusuke Aoki had used to create amenities for the Toronto Independent Film Festival and wisely reused the mold for his showpiece. Pastry Chef Kizu created stacked reels in the base of his showpiece and again to top off his chocolate showpiece. He carried out his work with such excellence and attention to detail, his win is no surprise. Congratulations Yoshikazu Kizu – Pastry Chef of the Year!