Rodney Alléguède | Owner and Head Pastry Chef
Rodney Alléguède completed his studies of the culinary arts and hotel-restaurant management in Paris, France, including work terms in two-Michelin star institutions including Fouquet’s, Le violon d’Ingres (Maison Constant) and la Maison Lenôtre. Rodney began his career as a food purchaser for the City of Gennevilliers, but it was not until he moved to Canada that he found his calling as a Pastry Chef at Ma Maison. In this position he was able to refine his culinary skills, notably discovering the various manipulations of chocolate. Rodney’s passion for chocolate creations led him to partnerships with Cacao Barry, and The Chocolate Doctor.
Just one year ago, Rodney decided to follow his own inspiration with the opening of Goûter – a patisserie offering both retail and wholesale services, specializing in customized made-to-order products. Rodney said “in the world of pastry, sometimes it’s about going back to the essentials and making it taste as good as it can,” and that is exactly what Gouter accomplishes with a modern take on traditional French favourites.
From attending specialty schools in Europe and across North America, to working with master chocolatiers Jean-Marie Auboine and Christophe Morel and MOFs Jean-François Castagné and Jean-Michel Perruchon, Rodney is continually striving to innovate the world of authentic pastry and chocolates.
Rodney is an active promoter of the EZtemper, an easy temper seed generator created by The Chocolate Doctor; details available at www.eztemper.com.