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  • It's a great honour I'm proud of

  • and more importantly it's an award for the pastry chef profession

  • and I dedicate it to all the pastry chefs in the world

  • In fact there are many great pastry chefs in the restaurant world and in the pastry boutique world

  • therefore this award honours both these worlds

  • I've read many things about me in the media

  • it probably means that my work is deeply linked with creativity

  • and good taste, uniquely good taste

  • When I enter a new market and I open a new boutique, I want to share the world of taste, sensation and pleasure

  • The Pierre Herme maison is present in 12 countries in the world

  • Japan... well mainly Asian continent and Middle East, at the moment I have no plans to open in the US

  • It's true, I've seen so many young pastry chefs who are so creative, in the hotels and new boutiques opening

  • It's incredible, I have never seen as much activity in this profession as in the last five years

  • I had the chance to be taught by Gaston Lenôtre, when I started as pastry chef

  • and I want to dedicate the award to him.

  • What I learnt is that our profession is about sharing knowledge and can only develop that way

  • Therefore my duty as a pastry chef is to share technique and ingredient knowledge with our young apprentices

  • share all the things necessary to develop this profession.

  • I think audacity and creativity are intimately linked, to a point that there can't be creativity without audacity

  • It's something natural to me, it's the way I feel

  • My aim is exclusively to create pastries that are tasteful, and make them appealing without gratuitous decoration

  • I'm very curious, I'm interested in the places where I travel. I'm also interested the world of fragrances, fashion and contemporary art.

  • These are all major sources of inspiration for my creativity.

  • I tasted many interesting desserts during my travels.

  • In particular I remember with pleasure the desserts I had at Andre Chiang's restaurant in Singapore

It's a great honour I'm proud of

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