Meet The Jeannots
Owner, Executive Pastry Chef
Raised in France, in Provence, where a bakery is at every corner of the city. Julien waited in the front of a bakery to take the school bus from the age of 10 until he was 14 years old. Being in admiration with the beautiful breakfast pastries and the delicious smell, this is where he decided to become a chef.
At the age of 14, he started at a culinary school in Nice, he learned every aspect of the food industry, from being a server, sommelier, a chef, dishwasher…. and everything in-between. He received his bachelors degree with European mention and and became specialized in the pastry world.
Julien worked in very well-known and respected restaurants in France, Germany, London, Canada, and then in France again, all before his 20th birthday. By this time, at the age of 20, he had become an executive pastry chef in a Michelin stared restaurant.
Jeannot continued to follow his dream and moved to Las Vegas where he was present at the opening of Aria, and working under a multi-world rewarded french pastry chef on the management team, supervising over 120 pastry cooks in the department.
Julien then took a position as an executive pastry chef in California, where the business grew from 2 locations to 7 in the 7 years that he worked there.
Most recently (and prior to opening Jeannot’s Patisserie & Bistro), Julien worked as the executive pastry chef at The Mediterranean group in Boulder.
Owner, Assistant to the Official Taste Tester
Teresa was born in a small town in Mexico, where she spent her childhood surrounded with fruit orchards and farm animals. She learned to respect where food was coming from and to enjoy the beautiful meals her family would make with it.
Santa Barbara, CA became her second home for most of her life. There, she was lucky to be involved in one of the strongest hospitality communities on California’s Central Coast, where she learned the ins and outs of the restaurant and hospitality industries.
The food and wine culture of Santa Barbara really garnered Teresa’s attention and she quickly devoted her free time to explore new cuisines; wine country became her playground.
Wine is one of her biggest passions and that is typically very easy to figure out if you are ever invited to share a meal with her.
Official Taste Tester
Paloma is a true Coloradian, loves the outdoors
and the snow. But one thing she loves most
is trying all the creations her dad makes.
She doesn’t discriminate against any pastry but
Pain au chocolate and Croissants are her top 2.