Melissa Coppel

Melissa Coppel

Co-Owner / Chef Chocolatier

Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolates, Las Vegas

After graduating high school Chef Melissa left her home country of Colombia to study pastry in Argentina. Then she went to Chicago to further her studies at The French Pastry school. Soon after, she moved to Las Vegas to work at Joel Robuchon . were she run the pastry kitchen of L’atelier de Joel Robuchon, under the guidance of acclaimed Executive Pastry Chef Kamel Guechida.

When the opportunity arose to work with MOF Chocolatier finalist Jean-Marie Auboine she moved to the Bellagio Casino
After working together Chef Melissa and Chef Jean-Marie decided to open Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolates in Las Vegas, NV

Chef Melissa took second place in last years “Chocolatier of the year” and also was the winner of the People’s choice award.

Throughout her career Chef Melissa has known the importance of continuously expanding her knowledge of the world of pastries and chocolates. She has actively sought out further training and inspiration by taking classes with the best pastry chefs in the world, including Ramon Morato MMAPE, Pierre Herme, Paco Torreblanca MMAPE, Olivier Bajard MOF, Frank Kestner MOF, Jordi Butron, Oriol Balaguer, just to name a few… Most recently she has decided to challenge herself by starting to participate in professional pastry competitions. Chef Melissa looks forward to a long and productive career in which she can share her love of pastry with the world.

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