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Since Jean Georges is a global brand, the head pastry chef of Jean Georges Shanghai is technically Joseph Murphy, who oversees the program for all the outposts and replaced Johnny Iuzzini in January 2011. However, it is a woman with the nickname “Meatball” who runs the show at Jean Georges Shanghai. Apparently the kitchen gave her this nickname in a fit of irony, as she is a pretty, skinny Shanghainese woman who has a way with sweets. Not only is she able to perfectly replicate Jean Georges’ iconic molten lava chocolate cake and hazelnut soufflé, but she can also create gorgeous seasonal dishes like a strawberry torte or luscious passion fruit meringue.