Jean-Philippe Maury - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


Jean-Philippe Maury

iDessert by Jean-Philippe - San Diego, CA

Raised in Perpignan, in the South of France, Jean-Philippe Maury discovered his passion for pastry at a young age helping his aunt. By 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 2005, he opened the Jean-Philippe Patisserie in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Jean-Philippe spent two years designing and creating the first high-end pastry shop in Las Vegas, home to the world’s largest chocolate fountain. After being appointed executive pastry chef of Aria Resort & Casino in City Center, in 2009, Maury opened his second French pâtisserie at Aria Resort & Casino.

In 2010, Jean-Philippe appeared on the Food Network in Fabulous Cake show, as a judge for Iron Chef. In 2011, Jean-Philippe left Aria, to develop his brand and other projects. In 2015, he launched iDessert® by Jean-Philippe, a new concept that lets guests create their own desserts on an iPad, in San Diego.