Industry Update
Appointment 7 October 2019

Michael Bartocetti

Appointed Executive Pastry Chef
At Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris , France

 Michael Bartocetti

Talented and creative, Michael Bartocetti is above all a committed and responsible chef. He carefully chooses his suppliers, favouring small farms that promote sustainable and responsible agriculture. Driven by a desire to create authentic fresh flavours, Michael uses seasonal produce to craft desserts that are inspired by the natural world. He experiments with innovative flavours and techniques, resulting in perfectly prepared creations. Low in sugar, his pastry is gourmet and daring.

Immersed in the world of cooking from an early age, Michael spent much of his childhood in the kitchens of two family restaurants, working alongside his father who was head chef. He observed the cooks, taking in new aromas and scents, and learning about transmitting taste and flavour to each dish. Family friends who were pastry chefs shared their love for the world of pastry making. Michael soon knew he wanted to become a pastry chef.

Michael gained his first experience at Pâtisserie Fischer, a reputed pastry-shop in his native Lorraine. A finalist at the Best Apprentices of France competition, Michael decided to move to Paris to hone his pastry skills. He learned about the demands of working in a luxury hotel, and perfected his craft working for celebrated chefs such as Guy Savoy, Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée and Christophe Moret at the Shangri-La, before joining the team of Four Seasons Hotel George V.

As Executive Pastry Chef, Michael Bartocetti oversees the creation and execution of desserts at Le Cinq***, Le George* and L'Orangerie*. He is responsible for the Hotel's entire bakery and Viennese pastry section, from the sweet creations available for afternoon tea at La Galerie to those served at private banqueting events.

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