Nina METAYER

    Publication date - 13/03/2019

    Successful story of a young woman

    At only 29 years old, this young pastry chef has been working for the most famous shops, worked with the most known chefs and been in a TV show.

    While travelling in Mexico, the passion for pastry has grown up in her. Decision taken, she will open her own pastry shop overseas. But first, she has to be trained.
    The young woman came back in La Rochelle where she started to work for "Chez Paillat" as an apprentice.
    Once the CAP granted, Nina took off to Australia where she worked for a french pastry shop in Melbourne.

    Back in France, Nina enrolled in a FERRANDI Program in Pastry. She, particularly, enjoyed being taught and the support of the instructor Edouard Hauvuy."It is a school where every body is willing to learn" she added.

    Started as a commis in "Le Meurice", Nina left the company as a Demi-Chef for the pastry chef Camille Lesecq team. Then, she went to the hotel Raphaël and became Chef de Partie for the sugar division and then Pastry chef alongside Amandine Chaignot in 2014.
    The following year, the young woman experienced a new kind of competition: being part of a TV show "Qui sera le meilleur pâtissier ?" and won the 3rd place.
    She, then, decided to work with Jean-François Piège for the opening of his gastronomic restaurant "Le Grand Restaurant" as a pastry chef. All the hardwork has been rewarded with two Michelin stars.
    The talented Nina is elected in 2016: Pastry chef of the year by Le Chef mag and in 2017 by the Gault & Millau guide.
    This year, Nina is become Chef for the sugar division at Café Pouchkine where she creates new recipes. The need to share remains her first motivation to be in this work of generosity and dedication.