10 food trends to watch in 2013

January 5th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (11 Comments)

No one can predict the future, neither can I. But according to what I see happening in our kitchens and in other places in town, and after having read a few reports on food trends in other countries, I thought I’d give my 10 cents worth on what I think major food trends will be … Read more

Best moments of 2012

December 31st, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (2 Comments)

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!! 2012 has been the year of all superlatives. It seems the stars had their eyes on me at all time… I even won a prize at a Christmas lucky draw! Can you imagine? This never happened to me, ever… To wrap up the year, here is a little recap of what … Read more

Sunday afternoon

December 9th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (11 Comments)

To some people, gloomy skies and lower temperature induces some sort of comfort food craving… If you are one of these people, then you may just want to try the new pastries we’ve created on our afternoon tea. For the chilly season, we’ve put together heartwarming flavors and textures in our creations. On the left … Read more

Become a Pastry Chef!

November 22nd, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (0 Comments)

When we bake, we use our senses coupled with our manual ability and our creativity, thus, as pastry chef, we are some sort of artist… Let there be chocolate, bread, dessert or cake, everything we do requires a very precise set of skills and the learning process is long and tedious… Even after 20 years … Read more

Stranded in New York with Sandy

November 2nd, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Travel - (6 Comments)

The Big Apple never fails to impress! I am posting this from New York City where I am stranded…. One of the most exciting event in my career was set to take place in New York on October 30th where I was invited to cook some desserts for a very special event. It was planned … Read more

The spiciness and sour cherry-like flavor of the Ghana 68% chocolate Nyangbo blends beautifully with our new malted caramel ice cream… With these mellow flavors, I thought Meyer Lemon would be a pretty nice fit – as a curd and freshly grated! And because I can ( LOL ) I dropped a nice spoon of … Read more

You’ve NEVER seen wafers before this!

September 17th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Travel - (8 Comments)

At first, I was like you. I freaked out seeing the massive cast iron tool thinking how painful and gruesome it would have been to be punished with it… That was until my brother Sebastien opened wide the gigantic press to reveal a beautiful and very impressive iron carving dating no younger than 1759. Wow! … Read more

AF003: The perfect sphere

July 13th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (6 Comments)

I tend to love natural shape of things, especially when it comes to food; I have a tendency to like simplicity over those eccentrically elaborated desserts for instance. But in the pastry world, there is another side of our job which is very precise and well measured. We all know that what impacts people first … Read more

Throughout my young age, I have been convinced that the beignet au fer my Grand-Ma was making were one of the deepest gastronomic heritage our region of Switzerland ever had and of course… I was wrong. What triggered my brain cells to awake at this busy time of the year is Chef Jorge Gonzalez from … Read more

Biscuit Japonais a la coconut

March 2nd, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes - (35 Comments)

During my apprenticeship (many moons ago) one very popular petit gateau was called Japonais, which literally translates in English as “Japanese”. The other day, I was reading random tweets and found one speaking of that very same Japonais pastry. I was so surprised that someone actually still talks about it! I did a quick search … Read more

Happy Christmas day… at work!

December 25th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (6 Comments)

Merry Christmas everyone! For Christmas, we’ve hosted a massive charity event in our ballroom and it feels really good to work for a good cause, even if you’re away from your family. This year, we did setup a Panettone table where we carved out giants weighing 10 kilos each! Absolutely superb quality, served with sabayon … Read more

So Good Magazine is a bi-annual publication aimed for anyone who wants to be in the know of what is happening in the professional pastry craft around the world. I was very humbled to be featured in the #7 issue alongside a bunch of fantastic pastry chefs. Honestly, I was so excited to be featured … Read more

We’re working hard!

October 13th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (5 Comments)

If you’re wondering where are all the photos and missing trimmings from my blog, read on… A few days ago, my blog was brought down by some malicious people for no reason. Luckily, I had backup of my posts, but unfortunately, the photos were lost in the ‘cleaning’ process. And now, I am working hard … Read more

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