Since November 26, pastry chef and chocolate maker Amaury Guichon has been the star of the new reality TV show âThe Chocolate Schoolâ, broadcast on Netflix. Established in Las Vegas for several years and founder of the Pastry Academy, the young Franco-Swiss chef made his television debut in a program he co-produced and for which he was both host and jury. In it, eight professionals from all over the world compete against each other. It is Guichon who will decide which candidate proposed the best creation, based on taste, technique and risk taking.
Each show is built on the same principle: the first part is an individual challenge and the second part consists of team challenges. âIn each episode, I present an exclusive creation that will be either a pastry or an artistic piece of chocolate. Then, I teach the students, in the form of a master class, a key part of the work to allow them to [create] the pieces. After that, the student-professionals have an allotted time to realize a creation of their choice, based on the technique [I] taught them, âexplains Guichon.
âI am very proud to be able to show my work to the general public in a different light,â he says. At the end of the eight episodes, only one participant will emerge the winner, with a prize of 50,000 dollars and the possibility of coming to give a master class at the Amaury Guichon Pastry Academy in Las Vegas.