“Sharing and exchanging with clients and colleagues of the Chocolate Academy Montreal fuels my love for our industry. Passion, creativity and innovation are the pillars of all we do in the academy. “

Chef Nicolas Dutertre comes from one of the most renowned schools for craftsmanship in France, Les Compagnons du Devoir, where he learned the qualities embodied by the best pastry chefs: precision skills, hard work, respect and knowledge sharing. He honed his craft with many Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF) at the École Nationale Supérieure de la Pâtisserie Française. After five years alongside world champion pastry chef Christophe Michalak at the famous Plaza Athénée in Paris, Chef Nicolas decided to move abroad and settle in Montreal, where he focused for many years on perfecting the craft of macarons, often being asked to judge international competitions and helping his peers in perfecting their skills. Chef Nicolas has been part of the Chocolate Academy™ Montreal team since 2014, where he divides his time between creative pursuits and sharing his expertise with professionals and students. In October 2021, Nicolas assumed the role of Head Chef for the Chocolate Academy Montreal and today leads the team of chefs.