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About Christopher The

Topic: Taking the Watermelon & Strawberry Cake to the world

In 2008 Christopher Thé opened his own boutique patisserie, Black Star Pastry, in Newtown, which has flourished and garnered critical praise locally and internationally. Chris is driven by a taste-up philosophy of food design, rather than appearance, and this can be experienced in every piece of deliciousness BlackStar creates. 

Black Star Pastry work the old fashioned way, handmade with love and integrity. They strive to capture the beauty contained in nature, and deliver it to each customer with as little tinkering as possible. They source their own produce from market so that they get only the best quality and are in tune with the seasons. No flavourings, dyes or anything unnatural are used in their food. They want each customer to taste immediacy, freshness and life.

BlackStar has become famous for its Strawberry Watermelon Cake – the most photographed cake of Australia (if not the world) – but regularly releases new savoury and sweet specials. Black Star’s slow-cooked Lamb Shank and Red Wine has won multiple best pie awards.

Chris is driven by a taste-up philosophy of food design rather than appearances and this can be tasted in every piece of deliciousness he creates.