Payard

Francois Payard is a third generation French Pastry Chef born in Nice on July 16th, 1966. Francois cultivated his passion for the art of Pastry as a child in his grandfather's acclaimed shop, Au Nid des Friandises on the Riviera. He grew up surrounded by the delicious classic French pastry in the tradition carried on by his parents and grandparents for over fifty years.

In August of 1997 Francois' childhood dream of opening his own Patisserie & Bistro became a reality. Since Payard's conception, Francois has continued to strive to innovate, perfect, educate and contribute his ideas and passion to the field of pastry. In 1998 he was acknowledged for this by being awarded "Pastry Chef of the Year" by the Bon Appetit Food & Entertainment Awards and again in 2001 by the International Pastry Competition Committee-Beaver Creek. In July of 2004 Francois was honored with the prestigious Ordre du Merite Agricole, Medal of Honor by the French Government. We welcome you to discover and delight in Francois' favorite confections reminiscent of his grandfather's days.

 

View Entire Payard Collection


Next Article:  Belgique Truffle Gateau

All Chocolate Articles | Christmas Chocolate

Join

Stay in Touch

Sign-up for our newsletter to receive a $5 Gift Certificate!

About Us

The Global Chocolate Network

Chocolate.com is a network of shops offering product variety and local delivery. We feature chocolatiers and bakers that have a distinct creative touch. As a result, our product selection boasts a variety of ideas, ingredients, and styles. We offer popular items such as truffles, dark chocolate, and gift baskets. But we also offer unique items that will bring a delightful surprise to your loved one. We know that sending a gift requires several things: You need the right type of chocolate, packaged beautifully, to be delivered on a specific date with your gift message included. Our goal is to make this happen for you. Thank you for shopping with us.
Now that's what I call customer service!  Thanks so much, this is my first time buying your products, but with this type of customer service, it won't  be my last! - Vanessa from Gonzales, LA