About our Master Chocolatier

L’atelier du Chocolat

Master Chocolatier Eric Girerd combines the finest selected ingredients and artisan techniques to bring the most delectable chocolate treats.

Eric Girerd’s chocolates are haute couture, with a timeless style which feels classic yet contemporary. Giving a treasure chocolate has never been this fashionably correct.

Using up to 72% cocoa beans these high concentrations result in stick complex flavor. A successful ganache allows each vintage cocoa bean to express itself freely.

Master Chocolatier Eric Girerd is the Vice President of the U.S. Chapter of L’Academie Culinaire de France which aims to carry on the great tradition of culinary excellence and science. They also work with suppliers and farmers to improve the quality of foods for the grand pleasure of their clients and supporters.


Awards

2014-2015
Top 10 Chocolatier in North America (USA)

2013
Knighted Chevalier du la Merite Agricole (France)

2009
Member of L’Academie Culinaire de France (USA)

1983-1984
First Place Centre Alpes Sugard Work Annecy (France)
First Place Arpajon Sugar Work (France)

1981-1982
First Place Chocolate Arpajon (France)
Second Place “Journee du Gout” Sologne (France)

1979-1980
First Place for Chocolate La Roche Sur Foron (France)
Second Place Champion de France of Confiserie Paris
Second Place Arpajon Sugar Work (France)First Place
Bol D’OR Ice Cream & Sorbet Nice (France)


Biography

1976 – 1986
Auberge du Pere Bise Talloire (France) *** Michelin

Opening 1986–1992
Palais Jamia, Fez (Morocco)
Tamanaco Hotel, Caracas (Venezuela)
Rengaya Restaurant, Tokyo (Japan)
Toucan restaurant, Tokyo (Japan)
La Pyramide, Vienne (France) *** Michelin
Imperiale Palace, Annecy( France) ** Michelin

1992 – 1994
EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF
Vista Group, Tokyo (Japan)

1994 – 1999
Le Chantilly, New York, NY
San Domenico, New York, NY
Tavern On The Green, New York, NY

1999 – 2001
EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF
Lotte Hotel Group, Seoul South Korea
Executive Corporate Pastry Chef Fauchon Asia

2002
Grand Opening L’atelier du chocolat – New York City

2015
Grand Opening L’atelier du chocolat – Jersey City, NJ