Our in-house Pastry Chef, Remi, is French – as surely all the best ones are. A man who says he couldn’t live without Praline Paste and that the secret to perfect pastry is, ‘determination, flair, love and patience’.
With a degree in French pastry, chocolatier and confectionary from the world renowned Ferrandi school in Paris, Remi is an artist when it comes to sweet-treats. Overseeing our puddings, pastries and freshly baked goods for Balans’ ever evolving menu, his creations will test your willpower.
‘When I was a kid, my mum always took me to the local bakery where there was an incredible display of beautiful fresh pastries and bread; the kind the French know how to do best. I was fascinated by it and decided very young to become a pastry chef.’ Born and bred in Paris, it’s no wonder that Remi ended up with a passion for pastry.
After his intense training, Remi’s talent allowed him to work across the world, Canada to Germany and finally, the UK, where he was appointed Head Pastry Chef for the likes of The Shakespeare Theater and Soho restaurant, Kettner’s and we’re delighted and privileged that he’s rolled up his sleeves and gotten out his rolling pin and now sprinkling his magic over the sweet section of Balans.
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