MEET CHEF JEAN-PHILIPPE
Raised in the South of France, Perpignan, Jean-Philippe Maury discovered his passion for pastry at a young age. In 1997, after a decade of top-notch education and training, winning various competitions, he earned the title "Meilleur Ouvrier de France" – Best Pastry Chef in France, bringing him instant international recognition and leading him to America.
Less than a year later, Maury became the executive pastry chef for the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio in Las Vegas, overseeing dessert production for 17 gourmet restaurants and managing a team of 70 employees, producing nearly 15,000 pastries daily.
Simultaneously, Maury continued to climb in his industry, winning gold at competitions, appearing on The Discovery Channel, E!, and CBS's "The Early Show." At the 2002 World Pastry Team Championship, he contributed to Team USA's Gold Medal win with a chocolate circus-themed centerpiece. In 2004, as the team coach, Maury achieved another gold for Team USA, securing a double world title.
Maury's versatility in mastering all aspects of pastry became evident when he opened Jean-Philippe Patisserie in the Bellagio Hotel in January 2005. The Patisserie quickly gained fame for housing the world's largest Chocolate Fountain. In 2009, he became the executive pastry chef at ARIA Resort & Casino, opening his second French pâtisserie and designing a state-of-the-art kitchen for single-site production.
In 2011, he left his executive pastry chef position at Aria to focus on brand development. However, in 2018, the two Jean Philippe Patisserie stores closed after his partnership with Bellagio and Aria ended.
Since 2017, Jean-Philippe has partnered with the MSC cruise line, establishing two stores per ship on MSC Meraviglia, Bellissima, Grandiosa, Virtuosa, Europa, Euribia, each accommodating 5,000+ passengers. Jean Philippe Chocolat & Café features an open kitchen, allowing guests to watch chocolatiers create masterpieces. Jean Philippe Gelato & Crepe, located on the promenade, offers a delightful selection of Italian ice cream and sweet crepes.
FOR THE CHOCOLATE-COATED MOMENTS IN LIFE
Jean-Philippe partners with the world renowned family owned cruise line MSC. 2 stores per ships onboard MSC Meraviglia, Bellissima, Grandiosa, Virtuosa, Europa, Euribia, 5,000+ passenger cruise ship. Jean Philippe Chocolat & Café, is a chocolate bar with an open kitchen enabling guests to watch chocolatiers create masterpieces. Jean Philippe Gelato & Crepe is also located on the promenade offering an exquisite selection of Italian ice cream along with a delicious menu of sweet crêpes.
“Like jewelry or perfume
A blend, a shape, a texture.
Creating candy with Precision, emotion, and passion.
Give yourself the pleasure of the gods.”
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"ChocoSeas Odyssey: Tracking Delectable
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