amaury guichon masterchef

Meet Dessert Masters judge Amaury Guichon, the chocolatier with 11 million Instagram followers

His chocolate sculptures are unbelievable!

Dessert Masters 2023 has served up a delicious dose of star power with judge Amaury Guichon.

You may remember Guichon from the season finale of MasterChef Australia 2023 where he put Brent Draper and Rhiannon Anderson through their paces with his now-infamous Pocket Watch.

So, who is the judge? Here’s everything we know!

Who is Amaury Guichon?

Guichon, 32, is a chocolatier and trailblazer who has grown a huge following for his insane chocolate sculptures.

Please see Exhibit A:

And Exhibit B:

And, it’s not just Instagram where Amaury boasts millions of fans. He has 10.1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and over 21 million followers on TikTok. Whew.

How did Amaury Guichon become famous?

While the pastry chef’s awe-inducing creations clearly speak for his talent, he actually got his big break on a reality TV show.

The Swiss chef took up an apprenticeship at the Maison Lenôtre in Paris before competing in the French reality cooking series Who will be the next great pastry chef? in 2013.

Amaury placed third in the show and was invited by Jean-Philippe Maury shortly after his appearance to work at the Las Vegas branch of his Patisserie in the Bellagio and Aria.

While working at the prestige establishment, Amaury started posting his creations on social media and they quickly went viral.

The accomplished chef also released an eight-episode reality series School of Chocolate on Netflix in 2021.

School of Chocolate. Netflix.

What else do we know about Amaury Guichon?

Guichon opened The Pastry Academy in Las Vegas.

According to the official website, he said: “After seventeen years of devoting my life fully to the pastry industry I’ve decided to open my very first pastry school!

“I have spent the last seven years travelling the world learning from different cultures and teaching high-level pastry skills, it was now time to do something great in the place I call home, Las Vegas.”

The Pastry Academy takes students from the classroom to the kitchen where they will master the technical and practical skills necessary to create world-class pastries, chocolates, danishes, confectionery, breads, and plated desserts. Sign us up!

The Pastry Academy.

On top of this, he also owns The Sweet Shop by Amaury Guichon where you can also buy all sorts of goodies including his book, The Art of Flavour.

Amaury Guichon’s private life

Guichon was married to Fiona Bergson, a Canadian tattoo artist and photographer. They were married in December 2020 after several years of dating. However, they have since divorced.

The MasterChef Australia Grand Finale airs Sunday, July 16 at 7.30pm on 10 and 10Play.

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