Joakim’s story is impressive. He was born and raised near Biarritz, in the Basque country in South West of France. He fell in love with the pastry world at the age of 15 and was by the age of 29 already Head Pastry Chef of 9 michelin stars. Before starting his Maitre Choux project, he was head pastry chef at the 2 Michelin starred restaurant The Greenhouse in London. His first working position in London was at the 2 Michelin-starred L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon where he has been executive pastry chef for two years. Before that he was working in Spain as Head Pastry chef in the 3 Michelin starred restaurant Can Fabes, as well as 1 Michelin starred Sauc and 1 Michelin starred Hofmann restaurant in Barcelona.
Besides that we need to mention that Joakim won the gold medal for UK Best Dessert of the Year 2014 and was awarded as UK Rising Talent at UK Pastry Open World Cup 2013, both in London. Quite an impressive resume for such a young guy!