Franck Iglesias of Foxwoods Awarded Pastry Chef of the Year

MASHANTUCKET, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino announced that Executive Pastry Chef, Franck Iglesias, earned the prestigious Pastry Chef of the Year title at the 2023 CRAZIES. The annual awards ceremony, presented by the Connecticut Restaurant Association, recognizes outstanding achievements in the region’s culinary industry.

Iglesias, Executive Pastry Chef at Foxwoods since 2009, has consistently delighted guests with his mastery in crafting exquisite cakes. Being renowned for his signature traditional cakes and pastries, including truffles, macaroons, and cookies, led him to earn the title of Pastry Chef of the Year. His commitment to the art of pastry has significantly shaped the culinary landscape at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

“I am truly honored to be named Pastry Chef of the Year,” said Iglesias. “I extend my gratitude to the Connecticut Restaurant Association for the recognition and a heartfelt thank you to the Foxwoods Resort Casino team who have supported me in sharing my passion for the art of baking over my 15 years here.”

During the CRAZIES Award Ceremony Gala, Foxwoods welcomed guests to celebrate culinary success in Connecticut. The event recognized winners across more than 20 award categories spanning accolades such as Chef of the Year, Bartender of the Year and Hospitality Hall of Fame.

“We are delighted to once again host the prestigious CRAZIES Awards and celebrate the achievements of culinary professionals in our community, including our very own Executive Pastry Chef, Franck Iglesias,” said Jason Guyot, President & CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino. “His dedication to culinary artistry has undoubtedly enriched the experiences of our valued guests, and we are extremely proud of his achievements.”