Young pastry chef Otto Tay has taught at prestigious schools, won a brace of accolades and global contests, and is regarded as one of the best pastry chefs in the world


Otto Tay is an award-winning Malaysian pastry chef who was part of the winning team that was crowned champions at the World Pastry Cup 2019. Starting his career at Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur, Tay later served in the pastry kitchen at the capital’s KLCC Convention Centre.

Since 2015, he has been teaching the art of pastry making, starting at the Academy of Pastry Arts in Malaysia. Tay later joined as pastry chef in Vietnam at the Pastry Academy, Dobla Asia, where he is in charge of managing the school, conducting demonstrations and providing training.

A regular participant at regional and international pastry competitions, Tay has collected a string of awards and accolades over the years, including winning a gold medal for his “chocolate showpiece and dessert challenge” at the Culinary Malaysia Food & Hotel Malaysia show in 2011. He was named Malaysia’s Most Outstanding Young Pastry Chef in 2012 and 2013, and won the Most Outstanding Chocolate Showpiece award at the Asian Pastry Cup in 2012. In 2017, he represented Malaysia and was champion at Top Pâtisserie in Asia.

Tay notched another big win at the Asian Pastry Cup 2018, where he led his Malaysian team-mates to become champions, gaining them entry into the World Pastry Cup (Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie) in Lyon, France in 2019. Tay and his colleagues became victors by beating 21 teams from all over the world in a challenge to make a 100 per cent vegan dessert.

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