Jacques Torres

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Date of Birth June 14, 1959
Place of Birth Algiers, Algeria
Age 61 years old
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Jacques Torres is a pastry chef and chocolatier. Torres is a member of the International Culinary Center community, as Dean of Pastry Arts as well as holding pastry demonstrations.

About Jacques Torres

Pastry chef and chocolatier who founded the Jacques Torres Chocolate shop and became known to Food Network viewers as the host of Chocolate with Jacques Torres. He has received numerous industry honors, including the James Beard Foundation Award for Pastry Chef of the Year.

Before Fame

He was raised in the fishing village of Bandol in Southern France. He began apprenticing at a local pastry shop at age 15.

Achievement

He became the youngest person to ever win the Meilleur Ouvrier Patissier de France competition.

Family Life

He married chocolatier Hasty Khoei in 2007. His son Pierre was born in August 2016.

Associations

In 2010, he prepared a $30,000-per-couple dinner for a fundraiser put on by President Barack Obama.

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Latest information about Jacques Torres updated on January 23, 2021.