A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America with over twenty years of kitchen experience, Chef Iuzzini honed his craft at highly lauded New York City dining locations such as The River Café, Daniel, Payard, Café Boulud and Jean Georges. In 1998 he traveled around the world and studied pastry at some of the finest patisseries in France including LaDuree under Pierre Hermè.
In 2006, the James Beard Foundation awarded Chef Iuzzini “Pastry Chef of the Year.” He has also been recognized as one of the “10 Most Influential Pastry Chefs in America” by Forbes, and as one of the “Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America” by Pastry Arts and Design. He has appeared on national television shows including the “Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “Martha Stewart,” and “Live with Regis and Kelly.” While he was the Executive Pastry Chef at Jean Georges, the restaurant received four stars from The New York Times, three Michelin stars, and was considered one of the world’s fifty greatest restaurants. Chef Iuzzini is the head judge of Bravo’s Top Chef Just Desserts and the author of DESSERT FOURPLAY: Sweet Quartets From A Four-Star Pastry Chef (Clarkson Potter).