Mr Boutonnet is a professor of Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne, world first hospitality management school

Mr Julien Boutonnet

Lecturer - Practical Arts

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Nationality: French

Teaching program(s):
Bachelor (Preparatory Year)

Academic level

Meilleur Ouvrier de France Pastry and Candymaking


Julien Boutonnet earned France’s top distinction, the Meilleur Ouvrier de France, for pastry and candymaking on 4 March 2015, making him one of the country’s most prestigious pastry chefs. Julien’s passion for pastries started early and he quickly entered the competition circuit garnering the following awards: Runner-up as best apprentice in France (2000), the Pascal Caffet award (2004), European Championships of Sugar runner-up (2005) and the Charles Proust award (2006). Julien’s career has been exemplary having worked in top-notch establishments. After his apprenticeship in the Dordogne region of France, he earned a technical degree in pastry making at the Luc Guillet school (Relais Dessert International) in Romans-sur-Isère. In 2003, he joined the Pascal Caffet team in Troyes (France) as a pastry assistant. The following year he took an assistant job at ENSP, France’s national pastry school in Yssingeaux. His next move was to Switzerland for the opening of the Four Seasons hotel in Geneva. The next eight years were spent alongside Olivier Bajard as head of production. He joined the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne on 23 November 2015.

Other qualifications

  • 2015 Winner of the “Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Pâtissier-Confiseur” competition for pastry and candymaking
  • 2011 Winner of the Charles PROUST award and #1 in the tasting competition
  • 2006 Winner of the Charles PROUST award and #1 in the tasting competition
  • 2005 Runner-up in the European Championships for Sugar at the Sirha event in Lyon
  • 2004 CAFFET Trophy winner in Troyes
  • 2004 Winner for artistic creation (sugar) and desserts in Montargis
  • 2003 Winner at the Serbotel show in Nantes
  • 2001 Winner of the Golden Hands Challenge for artistic
  • 2001 Winner of the croquembouche competition in Arpajon
  • 2000 Runner-up for best apprentice in France
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