The impressive career of Chef Canonne began with both culinary and pastry apprenticeships; one of which was under the legendary pastry chef Gaston Lenôtre, in Paris. After several years spent with Mr. Lenôtre, his path brought him to work at the following world-renowned establishments: The Côte Saint Jacques in Joigny, Burgundy, France; the Beau Rivage Palace in Geneva, Switzerland; the Hotel Euler in Basel, Switzerland; the Palais de L’Elysée for French President François Mitterrand in Paris, France; and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. These experiences led Chef Canonne thereafter to teach and consult in numerous of the most prominent properties and companies worldwide, such as the Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts companies, the Raffles Hotel in Singapore; and the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas. In 1995, Sébastien Canonne, along with Jacquy Pfeiffer, founded The French Pastry School where they and their whole team are devoted to imparting excellence. Today, The French Pastry School is considered one of the leading pastry institutions in the world. Sébastien Canonne is presently the Academic Dean for Faculty & Programs.
1995, won the Taittinger Champagne Pastry Chef of the Year in America
2004, was named Pastry Chef of the Year at the World Pastry Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada
2012, Named Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques (Knight of the Order of Academic Palms) by the French Government
2013, Awarded the Medal of the Centennial Honor by the Académie Culinaire de France
Co-Founder/Academic Dean for Faculty & Programs at The French Pastry School