Amaury Guichon is the Assistant Executive Pastry Chef at Jean Philippe Patisserie in Las Vegas. He began training in Switzerland and by the age of 21 became one of the youngest executive pastry chefs in Paris. He is widely known because of his use of social media. He uploads many pictures and videos to his Instagram and Facebook accounts and has garnered the attention of many netizens.
Guichon has made many gorgeous pieces with his specialty, chocolate. He helped to create a huge Halloween-themed display that included more than 45 show pieces that took over 8 months to complete. These pieces were create through collaboration, hard work, and skill.
On his Instagram account he posts many pictures of gorgeous creations including the viral chocolate straws and Christmas tree cakes.
He is incredibly creative with his works, but he has the basic baking building blocks. Like Stravinsky and jazz music he learned the basic foundations and strengthened his skills before he tried the amazing creations he is known for today. Many people don't realize that pastries are a form of art and science. Each creation is founded in very strict and scientific rules. Baking is a very precise art where if the basic principles are not followed the pastries will not be appealing. Pastries are bound by certain laws and stipulations but one can be creative by how they are manipulated. The textures that are placed together, the flavor profiles, the colors, the image they are trying to create. Pastry artists create their own works, but they are built on the basics and inspired by things around them such as the large showcase aforementioned which was inspired by the show The Walking Dead. or this next picture and time or watches. Sometimes creativity is not by changing the rules, but by rearranging them to create something beautiful and new.