Jean Marie Auboine started his career with Celebrity Chef Alain Ducasse in Monaco and completed his military obligation in Paris at the private service of the former French President François Mitterand. He is currently Executive Pastry Chef for Bellagio Resort Las Vegas and will be one of the Finalists for 2011 MOF Chocolatier Competition. He was awarded Pastry Chef of the Year 2003 by Champérard Culinary Guide, and has been a member of the Académie Culinaire de France since 2005. Other awards include Finalist World Chocolate Master 2005 (5th Place) and Winner of Press Award, winner of American Chocolate Master Competition 2005 in CIA Hyde Park, finalist for MOF Chocolatier Competition 2007, Best Chef of the Year 2008 Mexico by Vatel Club de Mexico and Académie Culinaire de France, and Best Desserts Award 2009 by Miami New Times. For more information on Chef Jean-Marie Auboine go to jmauboine.blogspot.com.