Christophe is a Swiss trained Pastry Chef & Chocolatier. His resumé is studded with almost two decades of hard work, studying under some of Europe’s grand masters in the fine art of pastry and chocolate, both in his native Switzerland, Australia and in France. After arriving in Canada with his wife Jess, Christophe was the Executive Pastry Chef at the award-winning CinCin Restorante in Vancouver. In March of 2013 the couple opened their doors to Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie in Burnaby, BC. In 2016 Chez Christophe relocated to a new location across the street to a larger facility which accommodates more café seating and production space.
Christophe’s creations have travelled the world and was bestowed with Gold at the 2014 International Chocolate Awards World Final (London UK) in the White Chocolate Ganache and Truffle category. The success continued as Christophe participated at the 2015 World Chocolate Masters Canadian Final and won four awards. Bonzon was then nominated amongst the top five finalists at the 2015 BC Small Business Awards in the category of “New Immigrant Entrepreneur.” He received two finalist nominations at the 2015 Burnaby Business Excellence Awards in the category of “Business Person of the Year” and “Entrepreneurial Spirit”. In 2016 Christophe was again a finalist in the category of “Business Person of the Year.” In 2017 one of Christophe’s products was nominated “Product of the Year” by the BC Food Processors Association, the winner of which will be announced in June 2017. Christophe looks forward to the challenges and opportunities which await in the year ahead.