THIS IS THE MOST UNBELIEVABLE SENSE OF INSECURITY BY A TOP NYC PASTRY CHEF AND THE MOST INCREDIBLE UNPROFESSIONAL WAY TO REACT TOWARD A FELLOW PASTRY PROFESSIONAL
TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS , BAKERS , PASTRY CHEFS , CULINARY STUDENTS OR JUST FOOD ENTHUSIAST
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE " CRONUT MONOPOLY '
All of my professional life I have pride myself on sharing and giving to my fellow bakers , pastry chefs and students by teaching and giving away all of my knowledge that I have acquired thru continuing education from other professional mentors .
This tuesday june 25, 2013 ,I received a REGISTERED LETTER from Mr. Domenique Ansel's (D A BAKERY) lawyer informing me that I was violating some outrageous copyrights law.
About 3 weeks ago , I had attempted to try and produced ( It is in every chef's nature ) a product that the whole city of New York was buzzing about "A CRONUT " as a compliment to Mr. Ansel's creation ( not having any ideas that he had it trademarked) and placed on my facebook page as some of you have noticed . Well the letter that MR. Ansel's lawyer send me was basically informing me to stop producing the "Cronut " by july 1st , or face a lawsuit , WOW!!!and take off the pictures from my facebook page , insinuating , that my production of 13 Cronuts will put his client out of business WOW !!! what a douche !!!!
So to Mr. Ansel I say this , where would you be if all of our ancestors would have copyrighted words like " MACARONS , MADALEINES , FINANCIERS , CROISSANTS , BEIGNETS , OPERA , SACHER , TIRAMI-SU , NAPOLEONS , LOBSTER TAILS , CANNOLI , CUPCAKES , RED VELVET , BLACK FOREST , MERINQUE , CANNOLI , SFOGLIATELLE ( now that is something you should learn how to make ) OR EVEN DONUT".
SO at the end , you have lost a professional supporter , a friend . A simple telephone call would have suffice and would have not jeopardize our relationship . I would love to start a "CRONUT WAR " with you , but you are not worth the fight , and not over a F——G PIECE OF FRIED CROISSANT DOUGH , CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHAT THE FUZZ IS ALL ABOUT .You make it sound like you have found A CURE FOR CANCER .
I ENCOURAGE ALL OF YOU TO REPOST THIS , THE CHALLENGE OF RUNNING A BAKERY IS ALREADY DIFFICULT WE DO NOT NEED AHOLES LIKE MR. CRONUT TO ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE . I SALUTE HIS UNPROFESSIONAL STUPIDITY AND HIS INCREDIBLE SENSE OF INSECURITY .I HOPE THAT YOU ARE MORE SECURE IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE THAn YOU ARE IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL ONE . TO YOUR LAWYER I SAY I HOPE I STILL HAVE MY FREEDOM OF SPEECH , SINCE YOU ARE TAKING AWAY MY FREEDOM OF ENTERPRISE .