“Keep on learning, we can never know enough.”

Born in Lisbon, Francisco started studying pastry and chocolate at a very young age. After 7 years of working in different hotels and Michelin star restaurants in Portugal he won the ‘ADN Pasteleiro’, which is the first prize in a Portuguese national pastry competition.

After that, he decided to leave his home country and went to Spain to lead the pastry department in the MB** restaurant in Tenerife.

One year later, in 2017, he joined the Chocolate Academy team in Belgium, the heart of the Finest Belgian Chocolate.