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Portland, Maine, United StatesNovember 18, 1982
Zac Young (born November 18, 1982) is an American pastry chef and TV personality. He has been featured on various baking shows on Food Network and the Cooking Channel, most noticeably on Top Chef: Just Desserts and Unique Sweets. He also appeared as a guest judge on baking competition show Nailed It! on Netflix.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Young was born in Portland, Maine. Growing up, Young wanted to learn how to bake after his vegan mother never baked cookies for him. Young was enrolled at Walnut Hill School for the Arts High School in Natick, Massachusetts. Young momentarily worked as a costume designer before deciding that baking was his true passion. He then moved to New York City in 2003 to enroll at the Institute of Culinary Education and graduated in 2006.
Career[edit | edit source]
He originated the PieCaken dessert.
References[edit | edit source]
- Varolli, Regina (October 31, 2017). "Zac Young: The Food Network's "King of All Halloween"". Huffington Post. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
- Keyes, Jeffrey James (October 12, 2010). "Out on the Town: Top Chef Zac Young's New York". GayCities. Q.Digital. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
- Witko, Nicole (February 25, 2015). "Chef Zac Young on the Theatricality of Cookies". The Chef's Connection. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
- "Zac Young". ICE. 2006. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
- Rogers, Katie (November 25, 2015). "Forget Turducken. It's Piecaken Time" – via NYTimes.com.
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