Alon Shaboby Telavivian | 20.04.17
Written by Lisa Geismar
He’s not even 27 years old, and Alon Shabo has already made waves in Israel’s culinary industry. Shabo started his career as a cook at Omer Miller’s HaSchulhan (now closed) and Hadar Haochel, but quickly realized his passion was in pastry making—with an artful twist. While earning a professional degree from Bishulium School, he became the head pastry chef of both establishments.
Today, Shabo works as a freelancer and consults with some of the country’s finest restaurants to build dessert menus that run from classic French to avant-garde. He also has a devoted social media following on Facebook and Instagram. Through these platforms, he showcases original works of pastry art—which typically feature colorful and bold backdrops that elevate his mouthwatering creations. With each post, viewers are undeniably mesmerized by Shabo’s self-described ‘new language’ of pastry making, food styling and food photography.
For those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth with Shabo, find him leading workshops at the Bulthaup Culinary Academy, Kitchen Rendezvous and EatWith—or enjoy a pop-up high tea session at the revered Nine Rooms ladies club in Yafo.
Photo Credits: Alon Shabo, Matan Katz, and Ben Yuster