Mr Julien Boutonnet is a Senior Lecturer Practical Arts teaching pastry and candy making courses at EHL. He earned France’s top distinction, the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) award for pastry and candymaking in 2015. His passion for pastries earned him numerous 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).
Throughout his career, Julien has 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. He moved to Switzerland for the opening of the Four Seasons hotel in Geneva and spent the next eight years working alongside Olivier Bajard as head of production. He joined the EHL in November 2015.
Winner of the “Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Pâtissier-Confiseur” competition for pastry and candymaking (2015)
Winner of the Charles PROUST award and #1 in the tasting competition (2011)
Winner of the Charles PROUST award and #1 in the tasting competition (2006 )
Runner-up in the European Championships for Sugar at the Sirha event in Lyon (2005)
CAFFET Trophy winner in Troyes (2004)
Winner for artistic creation (sugar) and desserts in Montargis (2004)
Winner at the Serbotel show in Nantes (20013
Winner of the Golden Hands Challenge for artistic (2001)
Winner of the croquembouche competition in Arpajon (2001)
Runner-up for best apprentice in France (2000)