Pastry Chef Nicola Dobnik of Del Cambio - Biography

Turin, Italy

September 2016

Pastry Chef Nicola Dobnik owes his professional foundation to early work in one of Italy’s most renowned kitchens: Carlo Cracco’s Ristorante Cracco in Milan. As a pastry commis there, he learned the commitment and precision required of the profession, and his talent and creativity caught the attention of Chef Matteo Baronetto.

Moving with Baronetto to open Risorante del Cambio in Turin, Dobnik continue to grow with leadership and training from Pastry Chef Fabrizio Galla, a World Pastry Champion and World Chocolate Master. Michelin-starred Risorante del Cambio is celebrated for the technical competence and the beauty of its food. 

With an artistic flair and firm grasp of technique, Dobnik designs desserts combining shapes, colors, textures, and flavors to excite the palate. In this fall’s Valrhona C3, his first international competition, Dobnik will put his talent to the test, crafting an original dessert and bonbon celebrating the 30th anniversary of Valrhona’s Guanaja 70 percent chocolate