Pierre Hermé

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Pierre Hermé shop sign in Paris

Pierre Hermé (born 20 November 1961)[1] is a French baker.

Early life[edit]

Heir to four generations of Alsatian bakery and pastry-making tradition, Pierre Hermé began his career at the age of 14 as an apprentice to Gaston Lenôtre.[citation needed]


A Pierre Hermé's "Olive Oil and Vanilla" macaron
Pierre Hermé pastries , including macaroons, tarte vanille, and chocolate cake
Pierre Hermé shop, Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London

He created the Maison Pierre Hermé Paris in 1997 with his associate Charles Znaty, and the company has been expanding since 2010, with shops in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The first Pierre Hermé shop opened in Tokyo in 1998, followed in 2001 by one in Paris.

Hermé was the youngest person to be named France's Pastry Chef of the Year, and is the only pastry chef to have been decorated as a Chevalier of Arts and Letters.[2] He was awarded "Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur" by Jacques Chirac in May 2007.[citation needed]


  1. ^ http://pastry-workshop.com/pierre-herme-biography-picasso-of-pastry/
  2. ^ Jane Dystel (1998). "Review of Desserts by Pierre Herme". Publisher's Weekly (quoted on amazon.com). Retrieved 7 April 2011. 

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