François Payard at François Payard Bakery


François Payard is a popular cookbook author and chef/owner of Francois Payard Bakery. He cultivated his passion for the art of pastry as a child in his grandfather’s acclaimed shop on the Riviera, Au Nid des Friandises. He grew up surrounded by the delicious classic French pastry in the tradition carried on by his parents and grandparents for over fifty years.


  • Pastry Chef of the Year
    Bon Appétit
  • Ordre du Mérite Agricole, Medal of Honor
    French Government
  • Award of Excellence
    Dom Pérignon
  • Author
    Bite Size: Elegant Recipes for Entertaining; Simply Sensational Desserts; Chocolate Epiphany: Exceptional Cookies, Cakes, and Confections for Everyone
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in NYC

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"Today for the show choux cook on site garnish to order 3 flavor to choice from so simple so good !!!"
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"Getting ready for the show today flavor strawberry 🍓 rhubarb"
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"World champion of pizza whoo @laurenttourondel can you do it with 2 hands impressionnant 🍕🍕🍕"
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Chef Marc Murphy reviews Bourbon macaron at François Payard Bakery
$$ | Bakery
Battery Park
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"I grew up in France, and macarons are one of my most favorite cookies. François does so many varieties, but if I had to choose one, my favorite might be the bourbon macaron."