POINT G founder Julien Reignier
There was nothing in particular in Julien Reignier’s background that predestined him to become a pastry chef, but he did discover his passion for the culinary arts early on, as a child growing up in Annecy in the Haute Savoie region of France. Julien is a born inventor, a jack of all trades, nimble-fingered, intensely curious about everything, and of course a great lover of fine food. And making pastry proved a perfect outlet for his creative spirit!
After completing his studies in the culinary arts and pastry-making, Julien apprenticed with some of the world’s most renowned chefs, including Paul Bocuse. But the world beckoned, and Julien set out in search of adventure and a chance to hone his skills. His globetrotting took him to Brazil, The United Arab Emirates, Scotland and Indonesia, but all the while he pursued his studies at the world-renowned Bellouet culinary school in Paris. When it comes to acquiring knowledge and experience, Julien is insatiable.
In 2007, while visiting the United States, Julien had an experience that changed his life. He stepped into a store that sold macarons made by world champion pastry chef Christophe Michalack. It was the beginning of a great love affair.