Definition of patissier in US English:



  • A maker or seller of pastries and cakes.

    • ‘It is unusual to find a good saucier who is also an able patissier.’
    • ‘"We are not worried, given that we use pure cocoa butter," said patissier Michel Boulestier, of France's grouping of artisanal patissiers.’
    • ‘And one of the places I knew I was going to, and I actually did, was patisserie Pierre Hermé, a Tokyo outlet of the world-famous celebrity patissier.’
    • ‘The chef and patissier William Curley, 33, knows all about sourcing the right ingredients.’
    • ‘We serve these with tiny Monaco ravioli, grilled almonds and, after dinner, mini-pastries prepared by the chef patissier.’
    • ‘He has trained under Marco Pierre White, Raymond Blanc and Pierre Koffmann, worked as chief patissier at the Savoy hotel, and has won many awards.’
    • ‘But lurking in the kitchen is a patissier / confectioner who is blessed with true gift.’
    • ‘The cheeses are splendid and there is a first-rate patissier on the team.’
    • ‘The first main courses also betrayed a patissier's hand and brain.’
    • ‘Show me a French patissier who knows anything about peach cobbler, for example, and I'll show you my tattoo.’
    • ‘The French liked to call Gaston Lenotre, who has died aged 88, "le gentleman patissier" or sometimes, the patissier of the century.’
    • ‘Michel Richard began his career as a protege of the great Gaston Lenotre, a Parisian patissier who was one of the founding fathers of nouvelle cuisine.’
    • ‘Stodgy nursery puds are out the window along with poncy patissier's tricks best reserved for culinary olympics.’
    • ‘But the impressive building caught the eye of patissier John Slattery and, with the support of his two daughters, Kate and Laura, he intends to expand his thriving business.’


Mid 19th century: French.