1 Thomas Haas 2539 W Broadway, thomashaas.com 2 Chez Christophe 4717 Hastings St., Burnaby, christophe-chocolat.com 3 Temper 2409 Marine Dr., West Vancouver, temperpastry.com honourable mentions j Thierry, Beaucoup We change the name of this category every year— it’s been Bakery, it’s been Last Course—but under any name, Thomas Haas just keeps winning it. Evidently his skill with cakes and chocolate and tarts is the real deal, because this marks his eighth win. But the footfalls of Christophe Bonzon and his Burnaby Chez Christophe are close behind—the former CinCin pastry chef wowed the judges with his rotating menu of delicate creations. And a surprise third is Dundarave’s
Temper, helmed by Stephen Hodge, who, not surprisingly, spent a while working under Thomas Haas before opening his own spot a few years ago.