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Andrea Zanin is the sole owner of Andrea Zanin srl, a Company specialzed in Pastry, Confectionery production and consultancy.

Andrea Zanin srl is one of the best, and a well known leader in its business sector testified by a successful track records in major catering and banqueting projects, events, national and international competitions, coffee houses and also by other complimentary services to the hospitality industry.

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Andrea Zanin inherited the passion for his work from his father, a veteran of 50 years dedicated to the tradition of pastry making.

Andrea graduated as paymaster in 1986 and decided to dedicate completely himself to pastry making, following into the footsteps of his father’s business which, from 1952, had a bakery and pastry store in Mestre.

In the same year Andrea took the over-all management and control of the family business which he reorganized by creating state of the art production workshop dedicated exclusively to the processing and development of the pastry.

Since then Andrea further refined his skills and accomplished local (Italian) and worldwide personal and professional achievements in his field. To mention few of the main :

Thanks to the collaboration with the highly influential French Maisons, Zanin learned additional pastry making’s techniques which are the backbone skill and professionalism for any great pastry chef.

 
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Recognitions of his skills started as a winner for the 3rd place earned in 1993 at the National Contest “Cappello d’Oro” (The Golden Chefs Hat) in the Etoile of Sotnew tomarina; as well as the 3rd place, in 1994, at the Italian Pastry Championship and, in the same year, his selection as part of the team for the Mondial Pastry Championship.

Since then Andrea further refined his skills and accomplished local (Italian) and worldwide personal and professional achievements in his field. To mention few of the main :

Thanks to the collaboration with the highly influential French Maisons, Zanin learned additional pastry making’s techniques which are the backbone skill and professionalism for any great pastry chef.

Recognitions of his skills started as a winner for the 3rd place earned in 1993 at the National Contest “Cappello d’Oro” (The Golden Chefs Hat) in the Etoile of Sotnew tomarina; as well as the 3rd place, in 1994, at the Italian Pastry Championship and, in the same year, his selection as part of the team for the Mondial Pastry Championship.

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But the real personal and professional satisfaction and recognition came in 1997 with the entry of Zanin as a member and fellow at the unique “Accademia Maestri Pasticceri Italiana”, (The Accademy of Italian Pastry Chefs), which impose to their fellow members strict rules such as the use of ONLY first level raw material for the preparation of the pastries.

Thanks to this admission Andrea Zanin intensified his activity: In 1997 he participates at the international contest “Coppa di Francia”, arriving 8th and he started working for the famous Pastry Chef Fauchon e Belleut in France.

From 1997 to 2000 he participated to several specialisation courses with the best international Chefs and he begin his activity as collaborator for professional consultancies in firms and schools.

Andrea’s products won great recognitions as well: In 1999, during a contest at the “Accademia Maestri Pasticceri Italiana” summit, he won the 1st place for his “Panettone Salato Gastronomico” and in 2003 the 1st place for the best traditional “Colomba”.

Zanin had also the honour to take part, with the group of “Team Veneto”, at theWorld’s Cooking Championship – the “Culinary Cup” of Luxemburg- winning the 3rd place.

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Furthermore in 2003 and 2004 Zanin’s name was highlighted in the most famous publication : The Italian Guide “Italian Coffee Shops & Bars” made by “Gambero Rosso” for the best coffee in Mestre’s pastry stores and as best pastry store in all the Venetian area.

Another important event for Andrea Zanin is the entrance, in 2004, in the worldwide association Relais Dessert International, so as to become one of the three Italian pastry chefs who have got the honour to be part in the famous association which collect the 90 best international pastry shops.

In 2004 Zanin won also the 1st place for the new products’ research and technical innovation during the “Accademia Maestri Pasticceri Italiana” summit.