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Raised in South of France, Perpignan, Jean-Philippe Maury discovered his passion for pastry at a young age. In 1997, Jean-Philippe received the title “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” – Best Pastry Chef in France.
Less than a year later, Maury became the executive pastry chef for the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio in Las Vegas. He oversaw dessert production for 17 gourmet restaurants, room service and catering functions, and produced close to 15,000 pastries each day.
At the same time, he won golds at the Nevada Gourmet competition and the Beaver Creek National Pastry Championship, then appeared on The Discovery Channel, E!, and CBS’s The Early Show. At the 2002 World Pastry Team Championship, as a member of Team USA, Maury helped bring home the Gold Medal. In 2004, two of Maury’s assistants won the gold for Team USA again. As team coach, Maury officially holds a double world title.
In January 2005, he opened the Jean-Philippe Patisserie located in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Jean-Philippe spent two years designing and creating the first high-end pastry shop in Las Vegas. The Patisserie displays the world’s largest Chocolate Fountain. After being appointed executive pastry chef of ARIA Resort & Casino in City Center, in December 2009, Maury opened his second French pâtisserie at ARIA Resort & Casino.
In 2010, Jean-Philippe TV’s appearances for the Food Network in Fabulous Cake show, as a judge for the Iron Chef and for several local channel interviews, along with the success of his Pastry Shops, has made him one of the most successful Pastry Chefs in the World.
In 2011, Jean-Philippe left Aria, to be able to develop his brand and other projects. His new concept, iDessert TM by Jean-Philippe, is in Little Italy San Diego.