Introducing Cédric Grolet
Pastry Chef Cédric Grolet takes a walk on the Sunny Side as Piaget’s new international brand ambassador.
Piaget is proud to announce world-renowned pastry chef, Cédric Grolet as the Maison’s newest International Brand Ambassador. Born in Firminy, France, Cédric Grolet began his journey as a pâtissier at the young age of 13. His grandparents owned a restaurant in the Rhone-Alpes region of eastern France, where he spent most of his youth and where his early childhood memories include those of his mother giving him fresh-picked, colourful and naturally sweet fruit as a healthy snack. Today, Chef Grolet’s sculpted fruits have become his signature. While he is dedicated to paying homage to these wonders of nature as much as he is to giving them an eye-catching presentation, he ensures that the taste of the fruits shine through in a natural and pure way.
“I try to create pastries with the least possible sugar and where the taste predominates above everything else,” he says. “It’s really important for me to showcase what nature can offer by creating my pastries based on the seasons and the produce available at that time of the year.”
I am thankful to Piaget for giving me the opportunity to represent the Maison, as I can do best, in my sweet world of desserts.Cédric Grolet, new International Brand Ambassador.
Cédric Grolet has been hotel Le Meurice's Pastry Chef since 2012 and is the undisputed master of his art. After gaining his professional certification in pastry, chocolate and ice cream work in 2002, Cédric Grolet achieved an additional qualification in 2004, followed by a Brevet Technique des Métiers - the highest possible qualification in his field - at the famous École Nationale Supérieure de la Pâtisserie. When he arrived in Paris in 2006, Chef Grolet joined the team at Fauchon, where he remained for five years. He joined Le Meurice in 2011 as sous pastry chef, rapidly rising to head pastry chef, after having spent years refining his skills.
Included in his list of achievements are ‘Best Pastry Chef of the Year’ (Le Chef, 2015), ‘Best Pastry Chef’ (Gault & Millau, 2017) and ‘Best Pastry Chef in the World 2018’ (The World’s 50 Best Restaurants). In November 2018, Vanity Fair France named Chef Grolet as one of the 50 most influential French people in the world in 2018. In 2019, Cédric Grolet received the Grand Vermeille medal from the city of Paris and is the recipient of the gold talent of the Centre du Luxe et de la Création.
We are thrilled to welcome Chef Grolet to the Piaget family. He is a true artist and his dessert creations are culinary masterpieces!Chabi Nouri, CEO of Piaget.
Known for his stunning and delicious fruit-like desserts, Chef Grolet continues to look to nature for inspiration. He often says that he's only satisfied when his creations are better than the fruits that inspired them. He is also in love with Paris – a city that moves him and is the muse for all his classical pastry creations. Outside of the culinary world, Cédric Grolet is passionate about sports cars and watches, as they require like his pastry creations, a demanding expertise.
Together with this announcement, Piaget is pleased to share behind-the-scenes footage of Chef Grolet with his unique citrus dessert special creation for the Piaget Golden Oasis High Jewellery launch in Monaco and an image of him wearing Piaget’s Altiplano Ultimate Automatic timepiece.
Altiplano ultra-thin watch
Altiplano Ultimate Automatic white gold watch. One of the thinnest automatic watches in the world: 4.30 mm, a total symbiosis between the case and the Manufacture movement.