Baby on the Way for Chocolatier Jacques Torres

08/11/2014 at 06:00 PM ET

Jacques Torres Courtesy Jacques & Hasty Torres

Jacques Torres and his wife, confectioner¬†Hasty, have a sweet surprise: They’re expecting their first child!

The pastry chef, known as “Mr. Chocolate” ¬†for his delectable¬†treats, is breaking the news in a typically food-focused way.

“We’ve been testing recipes for a while, but perfection takes time. And with perseverance comes reward, our little Sous Chef in the making will make its debut [in] 2015,” the couple tells PEOPLE.

The soon-to-be dad even designed a mini cook’s coat for their bundle of joy.

Torres has been on a roll this year, opening four new shops in New York City and a huge chocolate factory at Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park.

— Michele Corriston

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x3dreeuh on

Congrats to you, chef!! Amazing news.

Derby68 on

He’s one of the most famous pastry chefs in he world and appears on TV a lot. At least he’s a talent instead of the hundreds of loser reality stars typically featured on this site.

Bender on

Congrats and mozel tov, here’s to the next generation of chocolatiers.

Guest on

Love watching him on Next Great Baker with Buddy. He seems genuine and funny and nice. Many blessing to his family!

Mnna on

I was fortunate to work with Chef Torres at the culinary school I attended. Congrats to you and your family!

Katy on

He is a talented chocolate pastry chef, congrats to him!

Heather on

Wow. I would love to marry a “Mr. Chocolate”. Especially during pregnancy!!!!