Definition of patissier in US English:



  • A maker or seller of pastries and cakes.

    • ‘The cheeses are splendid and there is a first-rate patissier on the team.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Stodgy nursery puds are out the window along with poncy patissier's tricks best reserved for culinary olympics.’
    • ‘It is unusual to find a good saucier who is also an able patissier.’
    • ‘The French liked to call Gaston Lenotre, who has died aged 88, "le gentleman patissier" or sometimes, the patissier of the century.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Show me a French patissier who knows anything about peach cobbler, for example, and I'll show you my tattoo.’
    • ‘"We are not worried, given that we use pure cocoa butter," said patissier Michel Boulestier, of France's grouping of artisanal patissiers.’
    • ‘But lurking in the kitchen is a patissier / confectioner who is blessed with true gift.’
    • ‘We serve these with tiny Monaco ravioli, grilled almonds and, after dinner, mini-pastries prepared by the chef patissier.’
    • ‘The first main courses also betrayed a patissier's hand and brain.’
    • ‘The chef and patissier William Curley, 33, knows all about sourcing the right ingredients.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


Mid 19th century: French.