Cronut inventor and world-renowned pastry chef Dominique Ansel was given the award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017.
Ansel was named The World’s Best Pastry Chef at an awards ceremony in Australia this week.
Commenting less than half an hour after the win on his Instagram account, Ansel said: “Humbled to be here with so many great chefs and to bring this home award from @theworlds50best to our teams throughout the world in New York, London, and Tokyo.
“One person can never do it alone, and I can’t thank them enough for their hard work and support. It has been a lifetime of work, and now is just the beginning. #worlds50best.”
The awards are given based on the votes of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, comprising over 1,000 international restaurant industry experts. The Academy is split into 26 separate regions around the world.
Each region has its own voting panel of 40 members, including a chairperson to head it up. The panel in each region is made up of food writers and critics, chefs, restaurateurs and well-travelled gourmets, each of whom has 10 votes.