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Meet Our Pastry Chef Partners

We’re proud to work with some of the world’s leading pastry chefs. Through our master culinary partners, we develop baking recipes with cocoa powder and content to inspire and educate other professionals to get the best from our cocoa ingredients.

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Nina Métayer

Born in La Rochelle, France, Nina Métayer is a chef and entrepreneur. She is a graduate of the greatest schools and pastry houses, and before the age of 30, she had been declared Pastry Chef of the Year twice. Via her company, Nina Métayer Ltd, she consults for establishments across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and in France her creations can also be bought via and two shops in Paris. Regularly asked to appear on TV, she has served on several juries, including the prestigious Bocuse d’Or. Her first book, La Délicate Pâtisserie, was published in 2022.

Karina Rivera

Karina Rivera

From Mexico City, Karina studied Culinary Arts and her talent was soon recognized. She was offered an internship at the St Regis in Bal Harbour, Florida, which enabled her to develop her passion for pastry, and it was not long before she was appointed Head Pastry Chef for Bachour Bakery + Bistro and then Bachour Miami. In 2018 she established Women Chefs 305, to encourage equality. A finalist at the Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship in 2019, she now also teaches. She is renowned for her macarons—and her Instagram site inspires more than 100 K followers.


Damien Wager

Pastry chef Damien Wager is entirely self-taught—and was quick to attract attention. He was nominated for the UK’s National Restaurant Awards “Young Chef of the Year” in 2018, while the celebrated Antonio Bachour has described him as “extraordinary.” Wager released his debut book, Edible Art, in 2019 and it has since sold in 43 countries around the world. He opened Edible Art Patisserie in 2020 and another venue the following year, when he also published his second book, Breaking the Mould.

Cocoa for Manufacturers

Explore our range of high quality cocoa ingredients. Engineered for excellence, at scale and for any recipe application.

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deZaan has been crafting the finest quality cocoa ingredients since 1911. Designed for the best pastry chefs, our collection of cocoa powders offer a variety of flavors, colors and cocoa butter content to deliver the best outcomes in applications. Our collection of both natural and dutched cocoa powders offer individual flavor profiles which can elevate desserts and create memorable beverage experiences.
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