You might remember Guichon from the grand finale of MasterChef Australia 2023, where he challenged Brent Draper and Rhiannon Anderson with his unforgettable Pocket Watch dessert.
Guichon, a social media sensation with an astounding 50 million followers across various platforms, is now bringing his expertise and cult culinary creations to the exciting MasterChef spin-off show.
Curious about the judge? Here's what we know.
Social media sensation
From delicate sugar work to life-sized chocolate sculptures, complex cakes and picture-perfect pastries, there is nothing classically-trained Amaury Guichon can't do.
The 32-year-old Swiss-born chocolatier is renowned for amassing a huge fan base with his extraordinary chocolate sculptures. His lifelike edible creations have captured the attention of millions across the globe.
With a whopping 10.1 million YouTube subscribers, over 22 million TikTok followers, and a solid 13.1 million on Instagram, Guichon frequently shares footage showcasing his extraordinary chocolate masterpieces.
Small screen success
While Guichon's jaw-dropping choc-sculptures certainly speak to his skill, his journey to stardom took a reality TV twist. Starting with an apprenticeship at Maison Lenôtre in Paris, he later competed in the French reality cooking series Who Will Be the Next Great Pastry Chef? in 2013, clinching the third spot.
Post-show, Guichon received an invitation from Jean-Philippe Maury to join his renowned Patisserie in Las Vegas. It was during his stint there that Guichon began sharing his creations on social media, quickly gaining viral fame.
Guichon’s incredible edible creations are matched only by his impressive resumé. At 21, he was hired as the youngest executive pastry chef in Paris; and at 32, he now he boasts a 17-year career in pastry.
Adding to his accolades, the accomplished chef launched an eight-episode reality series, School of Chocolate, on Netflix in 2021.
Guichon's Pastry School
Guichon went on to launch his very own pastry school, The Pastry Academy in Las Vegas. Sharing his passion on the official website, he said, "After seventeen years of devoting my life fully to the pastry industry I’ve decided to open my very first pastry school!"
“I have spent the last seven years travelling the world learning from different cultures and teaching high-level pastry skills, it was now time to do something great in the place I call home, Las Vegas"
The Pastry Academy promises to guide students from classrooms to kitchens, where they'll hone the technical and practical expertise needed to craft top-tier pastries, chocolates, danishes, confectionery, breads and plated desserts. Count us in!
Adding to his impressive repertoire, Guichon launched an online store, The Sweet Shop by Amaury Guichon. Here you can buy an array of sweet treats and tools of the trade, as well as his book The Art of Flavour.
Speaking about his sweet new gig as Dessert Masters judge, Guichon said, "I feel very honoured to have been chosen to be part of this wonderful new adventure that will once again highlight our beautiful industry with all its craft and complexity."
Watch Dessert Masters on Channel 10 or 10play.
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