Emmanuel Mollois is a celebrated French pâtissier based in Perth. Born in France’s Loire Valley and raised in Vendée, Emmanuel completed an apprenticeship as a teenager and worked his way up through various restaurants in France until he decided to move to Paris.
After five years, he decided to travel the world. He arrived in Melbourne and was soon working at La Brasserie in South Yarra followed by The Willows in St Kilda. After two years, he crossed the Nullarbor and headed to Perth. As head pastry chef at The Loose Box in Mundaring Emmanuel won numerous awards. In 2000 he opened the award-winning Le Paris Brest Patisserie Française in the Perth hills, then from 2003 until 2012 he owned and ran the Choux Café patisserie in Swanbourne.
In 2012, Emmanuel joined with his long-time friend (and owner of The Loose Box) Alain Fabrègues to open Bistro des Artistes, an authentic French bistro in Subiaco. Emmanuel is married to Gordana and has two sons and a daughter.
Portrait of Emmanuel Mollois by Karin Calvert © 2013