Christophe Bonzon

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Chef Christophe Bonzon is a Swiss-trained confectioner, or in more familiar terms, a pastry chef/chocolatier, and most recently, the winner of the Milk Chocolate category at the International Chocolate Awards 2013.

The story of Chez Christophe is a story of love and passion. Christophe Bonzon loves to share his creations and a little bit of his Swiss origins by introducing you to a small taste of Switzerland.

Christophe discovered chocolate at the age of ten when he was helping his mother make chocolate truffles as a gift for Christmas. Since then, the passion for all things sweet never left him.

Alongside chocolate, another of his passions is creating artistic sculptures with sugar.

"For the meticulous Christophe, his art lies in "the freedom of creativity and passion for creating artistic sculptures with sugar and chocolate - the opportunities to transform are endless."

Christophe’s resume consists of a decade full of intense apprenticeships and coursework in the fine art of pastry and chocolate, both in his native Switzerland and in France. Amongst many other institutions, he has studied under some of Europe’s grand masters at Zurich’s Chocolate Academy and l’Ecole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona in France.

Chef Bonzon served as Pastry Chef in Confectionary Schneider in Switzerland, followed by Choux Cafein Western Australia. Christophe also served as Executive Pastry Chef at one of the finest French pastry shops in Perth.

More recently, Chef Bonzon was the Executive Pastry Chef at the award-winning CinCin Ristorante. Currently, Chef Bonzon runs his own chocolaterie, Chez Christophe, which has been regarded by Urbanspoon as one of the Top Ten Hottest New Restaurants in Canada in 2013.


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