[Paris] Pierre Hermé – French pastry chef and chocolatier

Pierre Hermé was the youngest person to be named France’s Pastry Chef of the Year and is the only pastry chef to have been decorated as a Chevalier of Arts and Letters. With pleasure as his only guide, Pierre Hermé has invented his own universe of tastes, sensations, and pleasures. The renowned man that Vogue USA called the “Picasso of Pastry” created the modern Haute Patisserie.

French pastry chef Pierre Herme poses, on December 7, 2011 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
French pastry chef Pierre Herme poses, on December 7, 2011 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Heir to four generations of Alsatian bakery and pastry-making tradition, Pierre Hermé arrived in Paris at the age of 14 to start his first apprenticeship with Gaston Lenôtre. He continued his career at a number of other famous brands, notably Fauchon where he was Head Pastry Chef for 10 years before creating the Maison Pierre Hermé Paris in 1998 with Charles Znaty.

Pierre Herme Books
Books by Pierre Hermé

Inspired creator, Pierre Hermé adopted an original approach that revolutionized the traditions of the craft. From small pleasures to encounters, readings to travels, fragrances to textures…

Hallyu World Host Hyesoo and French pastry chef Pierre Herme
Hallyu World Host Hyesoo and French pastry chef Pierre Herme

Pierre Hermé is curious about everything and everything is a source of inspiration to him. His work and his audacity have made him a pillar in French gastronomy. Gourmet fans all around the world can enjoy the mastery of technique, talent, and creativity by Pierre Hermé. Listen to his personal story on Hallyu World with the host, Hyesoo!

French pastry chef Pierre Herme poses in Paris on June 9, 2016. Herme, who the "World's 50 Best Restaurants" classification was crowned Best Pastry Chef during a ceremony in New York on June 13, has elevated the simple but delicate French speciality into an artform. / AFP / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
French pastry chef Pierre Herme poses in Paris on June 9, 2016.
Herme, who the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” classification was crowned Best Pastry Chef during a ceremony in New York on June 13, has elevated the simple but delicate French speciality into an artform. / AFP / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

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