About Chef Alex
Owner and entrepreneur Chef Alexandre Trouan presents Artisan Macaron. Chef Alex, brings with him a rich culinary tradition that began in the South of France.
At age fifteen Chef Alex began his apprenticeship at Master Chef Michel Belin's Pastry Shop in Albi, France. By the time he was eighteen years old, he earned his Certification of professional Proficiency by the French Ministry years of National Education Academy in Toulouse, France, where he graduated with honors. This is a long sentence to say he has a first class education in the art of all things sweet and graduated top of his class.
Chef Alex's professional training continued in Paris, France under Chef Pierre Hermé, here he studied the art of patisserie. From St Tropez, to Paris to Avignon, France, Chef Alexandre worked with the worlds’ top pâtissier's in his quest for the most exquisite pastries.
Chef Trouan's experience has encompassed every facet of the production of individual pastries, cakes, ice creams and chocolates. Later, as a pastry chef Alex traveled to Istanbul, Turkey where he was responsible for the entire confection operation for the, Five Star Hyatt Regency Hotel.
In the early 1990s, Chef Alex came to the United States to begin his next culinary chapter. His travels brought him to the beautiful state of California where he envisioned that his gourmet Macarons would become Americas treat.
The finest Macarons outside of Paris.
We are proud to say that Artisan Macaron and Chef Alex use only the finest, most natural ingredients available on the market. He works entirely from scratch - juice and zest from lemons and oranges -fruit puree using ripened fruits - roasted pistachio and paste. His food coloring is hand-made from a variety of spices, herbs and vegetables in the Artisan Macaron kitchen. He never uses preservatives or chemical colors in any of the by Chef Alex creations.
The French Macaron, deceptively simple, consists of a handful of ingredients. The process is all about skill and above all else, love. And that is what Chef Alex and Artisan Macaron are all about, LOVE.