If you’ve been to a Disney park, you’ve probably seen it the beautiful confectionery counters inside different candy stores.
Delights made as caramel apples, caramel candy, krispy rice candies, cookies and more are displayed in these windows for customers to purchase. You will usually find different sweets on sale, depending on the season or other ongoing events. But first, how do the amazing garments get to these counters? Disney has just published an interview with a Disneyland Paris pastry chef who gives us all an inside look at everything that needs to happen for the delights to come to you.
Thomas is a pastry chef in Minnie’s Delights – which translates as “Minnie’s Delights” – at Disneyland Paris. This is the main pastry shop at Disneyland Paris, and offers sweets for most of the park’s confectionery sites. They are especially focused on making sweets for buffet restaurants, such as the Plaza Gardens restaurant.
Thomas reported it there are about thirty people on his team at Minnie’s Delights, including “a cooking show, a weekend cooking show, a cook, a shopkeeper and a delivery man”, as well as the different pastry chefs, assistant, demi, party chef and pastry chef under chef and Benoit, the chef. “
The long pastry day starts at 6 in the morning for Thomas, who arrives in the kitchen and prepares everything for the rest of the cast. Turn on the computer and welcome the members of the morning shift cast.
Desserts are made the day before they are needed, so the team starts finishing the finishing touches and decorations for that day’s batch before sending them. Around 8 or 9 in the morning, the rest of the team arrives and they all work together to create the dessert for the next day.
Desserts can be classic delicacies or special creations for parties and events, depending on the time of year and what happens in the parks. For example, they have recently focused on Christmas-themed desserts such as a “Christmas tree-shaped gingerbread with a Christmas stamp and a Rodolphe tartlet with caramel praline.”
According to Thomas, the team makes between 4,000 and 8,000 cakes per person every day! Wow!
But the daily pastry creation is not the only part of this job. Chefs are also involved in dreaming of NEW candies for the parks and then bringing these ideas to life.
Your team members are free to invent their own creations and recipes and then present them to management. If approved, these creations could become the next delicacy that guests will find in the showcases!
And this is a day in the life of a Disney pastry chef, at least at Disneyland Paris! It sounds like a lot of work, but we are very grateful that the talented cast members share their delicious creations with us at Disney Parks. Keep following DFB for more of the latest Disney news!
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