The World’s 50 Best: René Frank of CODA in Berlin is The World’s Best Pastry Chef

René Frank, chef owner of the very unique two Michelin-starred restaurant CODA in Berlin, was awarded “The World’s Best Pastry Chef 2022″ at the international award ceremony The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List, Monday this week in London. René Frank has been recognised as one of the best pastry chefs for many years and opened his own dessert fine dining restaurant in 2016.

On Monday evening, René Frank was named the “World’s Best Pastry Chef” at the Gala for “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022”. The same award was previously won by names like Will Goldfarb, Albert Adrià and Jordi Roca. It was also Jordi Roca who presented René Frank with his award.

CODA Dessert Dining is one of the world’s most unique fine dining restaurants. An all-round cuisine solely based on pastry techniques. It’s Germany’s first and only dessert restaurant, hidden discreetly away behind graffiti-sprayed house walls in Berlin’s colourful Neukölln-neighbourhood, and offers a modern culinary adventure unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

Seven courses plus snacks and magic that touches every spectrum of the plate inspired by modern desserts – without artificial ingredients or added sugars. It’s a modern dessert cuisine at the highest level and each course is paired with freshly made drink to complete the course. In 2019, CODA was awarded a Michelin star for the first time, followed by a second one in 2020 – a milestone in gourmet dining for a desserts-only restaurant.

René Frank states: “I’m overjoyed and grateful that I’ve been given this honor. In the past, of course, I’ve been happy about every single star and every title. But to be invited to the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards and then also to win in this category, is really something very special,” says Frank. “For me, it is also confirmation that my team and I are reaching people with our kitchen philosophy; sustainability and holistic thinking are the top priority.”