Cédric Grolet

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Cédric Grolet
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Left: Cédric Grolet
Born (1985-08-28) August 28, 1985 (age 33)
NationalityFrench
Known forPastry, dessert

Cédric Grolet (born August 28, 1985, Firminy, France) is a French pastry chef. He is the executive pastry chef at Le Meurice in Paris.

Cédric's pastries focus on fruits and the reinterpretation of traditional French desserts.[1] He is known for creating desserts that have a likeness to the fruits from which they're made.[2] In order to achieve this effect, Grolet molds a thin shell of white chocolate and airbrushes it to replicate the appearance and texture of fruits such as lemons, apples, and figs.[2]

Grolet is also the author of Fruits, a cookbook that explores his fruit-based desserts.[3]

In March 2018, he opened his first pastry shop within Le Meurice in Paris.[4][5]

Background[edit]

At age 21, Cédric moved to Paris to work at Fauchon, a French gourmet food producer.[6] In 2011, after working at Fauchon for six years and training under Christophe Adam,[6] he joined the team at the luxury hotel Le Meurice.[7] In 2013, he was named the executive pastry chef at Le Meurice.[7]

Awards[edit]

  • 2015, Best Pastry Chef of the Year, Le Chef Magazine[8]
  • 2016, Relais Desserts Award for Best Pastry Chef[8]
  • 2017, Omnivore Pastry Award[8]
  • 2017, World Best Pastry Chef, "Les Grandes Tables du Monde"[8]
  • 2018, Best Pastry Chef, Gault&Millau[8]
  • 2018, Best Pastry Chef, The World's 50 Best Restaurants[9]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Grolet, Cedric (2017). Fruits. LEC communication (A.Ducasse). ISBN 9782841239443.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "My life in food: Cédric Grolet, pastry chef". Independent.co.uk. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Paris Pastry Chefs Are Bucking Tradition to Unforgettable Effect". Bloomberg.com. 1 December 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2018 – via www.bloomberg.com.
  3. ^ "Surreal Fruit Pastries Have Made This Chef an Instagram Star". Vogue.com. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  4. ^ Nield, Maud Charmoy, translated by Isabel. "Cédric Grolet is opening his first patisserie in Paris". En.vogue.fr. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Cédric Grolet ouvre sa pâtisserie... et ça donne envie". Huffingtonpost.fr. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Meet Cédric Grolet: A Pastry Star on the Rise". Guide.michelin.com. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  7. ^ a b "How the Top Pastry Chef in the World Is Modernizing the Form". Foodandwine.com. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Meet Cédric Grolet: A Pastry Star On The Rise". Guide.michelin.com. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.eater.com/worlds-50-best-restaurants-awards/2018/6/19/17475404/worlds-50-best-restaurants-2018-list-winners