Pastry Chef Belinda Leong

Belinda Leong began her career as a pastry chef at Restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco in 1999. After eight successful years, she left the restaurant for Europe to stage at some of the most esteemed restaurants and patisseries in Paris, Barcelona, and Copenhagen. After two years in Europe, Belinda returned to the Bay Area and became pastry chef at Manresa Restaurant, a two star Michelin restaurant  in Los Gatos, California before opening b.Patisserie.

Belinda opened the highly successful b.Patisserie in 2012 with business partner Michel Suas. Belinda Leong and Michel Suas, after being nominated multiple times, were announced on May 7 as the 2018 recipients of the coveted James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Baker award.