Chef Philippe Rigollot
Critically acclaimed "King of Pastry," Chef Philippe Rigollot, M.O.F., has visited the school multiple times to teach his award-winning pastry techniques to ICE students in a series of hands-on, multi-day workshops. Chef Rigollot has worked for two restaurants with three Michelin stars, including Maison Pic where he met his chocolatier wife, Elodie. Chef Rigollot became a world champion in the 2005 Coupe du Monde du Patisserie and received his Meilleur Ouvrier de France medal in 2007 (when he was a featured chef in the documentary "Kings of Pastry"). He owns Patisserie Philippe Rigollot in Annecy, France, and his dessert philosophy is to highlight fruity flavors, not emphasize sweetness. He tries to play with different textures and temperatures, and aims for simple presentation.