With more than 25 years of Chocolate & Pastry Industry experience, Master Chocolatier and Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Marie Auboine knew by 16 years of age that cooking was his passion. After graduating in 1988 from Lycée Technique Hotelier Quercy at age 18, he served at some of the world’s most esteemed restaurants. He began his journey at Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse in Monaco, assisting the famed eatery in earning Michelin’s highest honor, Three Stars. Chef Auboine continued his distinguished career at several Michelin-starred restaurants, which included One Star Chateau de Mercués in France and Hotel Beau Rivage in Geneva, as well as the highly respected Two Star restaurant-hotel, La Pyramide Vienne in France.
In May 2003, he was named Executive Pastry Chef of the award-winning Presidente Intercontinental Hotel Mexico and was in charge of the resort’s six restaurants and 22 banquet rooms, satisfying the palates of some 2,300 hotel guests. A year later, Chef Auboine was promoted to Corporate Pastry Chef and given the added responsibility of Presidente Intercontinental Hotel’s seven additional Mexican resorts.
Chef Auboine has also held the prestigious position of Executive Pastry Chef for Fontainebleau Miami Beach where he set impeccable pastry standards for 11 lavish restaurants. The delectable designs he created during his tenure earned him a “Best Dessert” distinction from the Miami New Times in 2009.
In 2009, Chef Jean-Marie Auboine joined the Bellagio AAA Five Diamond resort as the Executive Pastry Chef. In this role, he oversaw the pastry, dessert and chocolate creations for 19 gourmet and casual dining outlets, room service and catering department. Chef Auboine also speaks fluent English, Spanish, Italian and French, which allowed him to effectively communicate with his team of 75 employees, who expertly produced approximately 15,000 pastries each day.
In June 2011, Chef Auboine created Chocolate Solutions LLC for Consulting, Classes, R&D and in August 2011 was born a New Chocolate Concept Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolatier, located in Las Vegas.