Julien Renaut was born in the cultural hub and bustling city of Lille, France in 1986. At the young age of 17, he began a pursuit towards an education for his love of pastries at the CEFMA of Tourcoing. He graduated in 2007 with a Pastry Degree in hand, and a determination to make something of himself in the pastry world.
With his sights set, he immediately went on to pursue and receive his Master’s Degree in Chocolate in 2008 from CEFMA. He accomplished all of this while apprenticing at Auchan in Leers, France, working under the supervision and guidance of Laurent Moras and other well known professionals. One of his biggest take-a-ways from his apprenticeship was learning the coveted craft of chocolate sculpture, which landed him a spot in a Chocolate Expo for the…