Meet Cédric Grolet: A Pastry Star
To lovers of French pastry: if you haven’t heard of Cédric Grolet, it’s time to add him to your radar. Over the years, his social media presence has garnered him over 2.000,000,000 followers on Instagram (@cedricgrolet) with his spectacular works.
Cedric Grolet, at age 11, was already clutching the whip in his hand. He worked in the kitchen of his grandparents’ hotel in Andrézieux-Bouthéon, in the Loire Valley.
At age of 13, he officially became a kitchen apprentice and at 14, he entered the pastry school.
From the age of 15 he began to collect a number of awards – including the National Trophy for Sugar Art.
Why art? Because Cedric took art classes until he was 18 years old but since he was a child he passed the time drawing.
Only see this beautiful and edible art
We are impressed, And you?
“When I was a child, instead of eating sweets, I ate fruit, it’s the nature that always inspired me. Some fruits are very good if tasted naturally, but still better when you concentrate the flavor. I’m only satisfied when my dessert is better than the fruit that inspired it!
I am a man who likes simplicity, and my work is dictated by the seasons. ”
His masterpiece, “the hazelnut,” is a large reconstituted hazelnut, covered with a foam scented with an infusion of roasted sicilian hazelnuts, salted butter caramel, praline and a shortbread biscuit.
In 2017, chef Cedric Grolet toured the world to present his work in schools and discover other cultures through his kitchens: Moscow, Japan, China, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Chicago and Mexico were the chosen countries.
His Instagram account has subscribers around the world, some of whom book their five-day courses months in advance and travel miles to get to know you.
And find out more about Chef in this excellent video (in French):