MATFER BOURGEAT BLOG: A PASSION FOR TASTE
CHEF SPOTLIGHT: JEAN-FRANCOIS FAYS
Matfer Bourgeat is delighted to feature Jean-François Fays, the esteemed French Executive Chef for Le Parfait Paris, in this month’s Chef Spotlight. A native of Southern France, Jean-François worked at the refined Aix En Provence Hotel and relocated to San Diego just over one year ago. He is about to open the Le Parfait Paris Patisserie in San Diego. He spoke about Matfer, pastry and this month’s special dessert the MilleFeuille à la Framboise or the newly coined Millefeuille Odette named in honor of his grandmother who inspired him to pursue his passion for pastry as a career.
Q: Did you always want to be a pastry chef?
A: I always found making pastry and sweets interesting from cakes to MilleFeuilles to petit-fours and macaroons. My grandmother made a lot of pastry so I watched and learned from her.