My name is Florian Poirot, pastry chef from Nancy, a city in North Eastern of France.
At the age of 6, I spent most of my free time in my grandfather’s bakery situated in a very small village where I grew up.
Since then I always wanted to become a pastry chef.
At the age of 14, I joined Nancy Culinary School and I stayed until I achieved a ‘Master in Pastry and Confectionery’.
I then moved to Paris working on a bigger scale with Franck Daubos, my spiritual father. He introduced me to the artistic side of the patisserie world where I participated at different Sugar Work competitions.
As if changing city wasn’t exciting enough, I crossed the Channel, landing in Yorkshire - ‘God’s own county’.
Years of hard work paid off ... I became the UK Pastry Champion giving me the chance to represent the UK at the World Pastry Cup in 2017.
My secret dream became real when I won the best sugar showpiece prize at the World Pastry Cup in Lyon.
Pastry has always been my passion and it's so big that I couldn't keep it all to myself. So I decided to open a Pastry shop in "Yorshire's food capital" Malton.
Every day, I look for the best ingredients available - whether that is fresh fruit sourced within one mile of the shop or vanilla pods that comes from the other side of the globe. All this in order to give you the best products.
I hope that you will enjoy my creations just as much as I enjoy making them.
MEET THE TEAM
Celine - SaleS Manager & Co-owner
Celine has a Nursing & Management background. She joined our team in July 2019.
Tasty food is her day to day motivations.
She will always welcome you with a smile!
Any questions, requests or new ideas, do not hesitate to have a chat with her. (Details to be find on our contact page.)
SCOTT - JUNIOR PASTRY CHEF
Scott contacted us from Day 1 willing to work with us. He also attended a one to one class with Florian few years ago. He loved this experience, kept contact with us and finally joined us beginning of November 2020.
Previous to this time, he worked as a pastry chef in a well recognised hotel in Middlesbrough.
Scott is working closely alongside Florian to learn all the secrets to bake our original and tasty macarons and desserts.
All the time very positive and motivated, you may meet Scott in the shop when he is helping us here.
Vicky - FRONT OF HOUSE
Vicky was one of our very loyal customer for long time. She decided to apply to join our team in September 2020 and we are so happy to have her since.
She is passionate about our products and she will welcome you with friendly and knowledgeable service.
CHRIS - FRONT OF HOUSE
Chris was a well recognised barber in London and he decided to make a drastic change in his career in 2021. Chris moved to Yorkshire, exploring his passion for art, creating pieces made from recycled, locally source driftwood from the Yorkshire coastline.
He came to our shop, loved our little treats and accepted to join us in June 2021.
Chris will be here for you, answering any of your question, all the time with kindness and a smile.
DALES THE CHEF CHOICE
For high-quality fresh produce, kitchen ingredients and catering food in North Yorkshire, Dales is based in malton and supplies our fresh fruits for our tasty tarts and petits gateaux. They offer a home delivery service and wholesale service.
CLASSIC FINE FOODS
Their philosophy is simple – to bring you the very best from around the world.
They are always on the lookout for exceptional ingredients and unique gourmet products by building strong relationships with producers, enabling them to offer high quality products to the best restaurants and hotels across the UK and of course to us! Florian is also one of their chef for their Patisserie Classes.
They also supply the Valrhona Chocolates that we use to create our so flavoured Chocolate Bonbons. Florian is part of Valrhona exclusive Circle V.
HARVEY & BROCKLESS HARVEY
They are a producer and distributor of speciality foods, working with artisan food producers across the globe. Everyday, they supply to a nationwide network of customers from the smallest farm shops, to restaurants and food manufacturers. We enjoy their dry nuts but also their top end butter and cream.
HOME CHOCOLATE FACTORY
The best supplier for all our kitchen equipment, they also offer sugar classes for professional where Florian is one of their consultants.