Best known as one of the judges on the hit Food Network competition series Cupcake Wars, he is a pastry chef who previously worked at the Parisian pastry and candy shop Fauchon as the executive pastry chef.
He became the chef and co-owner of Mad Mac Macarons.
He and Candace Nelson are permanent judges on Cupcake Wars.
He had a childhood chocolate allergy which tuned down his passion for baking for 6 years. He graduated from the École de Paris des Métiers de la Table in 1986.
He was born in Saint Denis, France. He was married to Anna Bellanger until the couple divorced in 2011.