Zac Young

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    The 10 Most Insane Things at Dominique Ansel's Wonderland Party

    Dominique Ansel's Wonderland Party was part NYCWFF event, and part launch party for the pastry wizard's first cookbook Dominque Ansel - The Secret Recipes. On Friday night at the High Line Hotel, he and a number of the city's top pastry chefs dazzled guests with trippy desserts. The Cronut King, who ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 7, 2012


    The NY Chocolate Show Returns

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Make Flex Donuts Chef Zac Young's Bacon Peanut Caramel Corn

    Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and while most people will be buying a heart-shaped box of chocolates for their loved ones, why not say "I love you" with a more awesome food: bacon. Specifically, Flex Mussels pastry chef (and Top Chef: Just Desserts cheftestant) Zac Young's bacon peanut c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Flex Doughnuts Pops Up in Grand Central Station Again

    Lauren ShockeyDoughnuts galore from Flex Doughnuts​Flex Doughnuts, the sweet counterpart to Flex Mussels from pastry chef Zac Young, has returned once again to Grand Central Station. Like its pop-up last year, Flex Doughnuts will be located in the Z√≥calo outpost in the food court on the dinin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Flex Mussels Looking to Open More Locations. Prepare for a Bivalve Bonanza!

    flickr/rdpeytonFlex those mussels​According to Crain's New York, Flex Mussels owners Alex, Bobby, and Laura Shapiro's bivalve business has done so well over the past three years since its opening, in addition to their Upper East Side and West Village digs, they're currently scouting for an Upp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Restaurants Love a Monday Valentine's Day; Pepsi to Launch Skinny Can to 'Honor' Women

    ​McDonald's is getting its chipotle on with a new Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus burger priced at $3.99 and available through March 31. [Nation's Restaurant News] Restaurants are happy that Valentine's Day is on a Monday night because Mondays are usually slow for business. [Nation's Restaurant News ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Shut Your Piehole! Desserts (Other Than Pie) That Deserve to Be the Next Big Trend

    Gourmet​ Over the past several weeks, pie has been repeatedly touted as the next big trend in desserts. Yes, it's time for the cupcake to disappear within Dante's Third Circle of Hell, but is pie, America's iconic diner food, worthy of being the next big trend? No, and here's why.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    The Institute of Culinary Education Launches an iPhone App

    iTunesDownload away.​Not to be outshone by the French Culinary Institute's impending expansion to California, rival culinary school the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) has come up with its own item of news: an iPhone app.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Top Chef: Just Desserts Names Its First Winner

    BravoFinalists Yigit Pura, Morgan Wilson, and Danielle Keene explain themselves to the judges.​ The first season of Top Chef: Just Desserts drew to a close last night ...

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Zac Young of Flex Mussels/Top Chef: Just Desserts to Open Doughnut Shop

    BravoZac Young​Although Zac Young was sadly dismissed from Top Chef: Just Desserts last week, he'll be bestowing his disco-dusted wares upon the New York populace with a new doughnut shop. Young, who's the pastry chef at Flex Mussels, told Dessert Buzz that he'll be opening the shop with the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    With Dough, Choice Market Will Enter the Doughnut Business

    Just a Temporary Measure/Flickr​Apparently the doughnut delirium gripping Zac Young is contagious: over in Clinton Hill, the folks at Choice Market are also planning to open a doughnut shop.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Top Chef:Just Desserts Actually Looks...Good

    Bravo​Maybe it's because we're so worn down by this season of Top Chef -- which blessedly will be put out of our misery tomorrow night -- but its spin-off, Top Chef: Just Desserts, actually looks like it might potentially, hopefully, possibly be pretty good. Maybe even good, period.