Meet Chef Alex

Owner and entrepreneur Chef Alexandre Trouan presents L'Artisan Gourmet Parisian Macarons. Chef Alex, brings with him a rich culinary tradition that began in the South of France.

At age fifteen Chef Alex began his apprenticeship at Master Chef Michel Belin's Pastry Shop in Albi, France. By the time he was eighteen years old, he earned his Certification of professional Proficiency by the French Ministry years of National Education Academy in Toulouse, France, where he graduated with honors. This is a long sentence to say he has a first class education in the art of all things sweet and graduated top of his class.

Chef Alex's professional training continued in Paris, France under Chef Pierre Hermé , Here he studied the art of pâtisserie . From St Tropez, to Paris to Avignon, France, Chef Alexandre worked with the worlds top pâtissier's in his quest for the most exquisite pastries.

Chef Trouan's experience has encompassed every facet of the production of individual pastries, cakes, ice creams and chocolates. Later, as a pastry chef Alex traveled to Istanbul, Turkey where he was responsible for the entire confection operation for the, Five Star Hyatt Regency Hotel.

In 1993, Chef Alex came to United Sates beginning his next culinary chapter in Pittsburgh, PA. His travels brought him to the beautiful state of California Chef Alex Had a vision about four years ago that the Macarons will become the America s treat.

We are proud to say that L'Artisan use only the best products available on the market. We are doing everything from scratch ,juice and zest from lemons and oranges included fruit puree using ripped fruits, roast pistachio and paste. We are making as well the food color from different spices herbs and vegetable.

We are proud to say that we are the only Macaron company who do all products naturally. Whish means, no preservative or chemicals color allowed.

The French Macaron is unequaled to any pastry and although it consists of less than a handful of ingredients it is all about skill and above all else, love. And that is in a word, what Chef Alex and L'Artisan is all about Love.

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