Julien Gradoz is a Lecturer Practical Arts teaching culinary arts courses, specializing in pastry, at EHL since August 2007. As the son of a restaurant owner, Julien had the chance to discover the "arts of the table" from a very young age. After his education in a French hotel school, Julien crossed paths with many chefs, from the humblest to the most famous. As a pastry chef in a two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Julien decided to join the Alain Ducasse group and pursued his career in the restaurant le Louis XV in Monaco, and the Alain Ducasse Paris. After a brief stint in the service of the Prime Minister at the Hôtel de Matignon, his career continued in France and abroad. After many years of working in the industry, Julien's passion for culinary arts and his desire to transmit his knowledge and skills to the next generation pushed him towards the field of education and the doors of EHL.