About Patisserie de Paris
A passion for traditional French techniques and a dedication to baking perfection are the guiding principles for Patisserie de Paris owner and founder, Paul Zwick.
A career change 10 years ago after 32 years in local and international TV production led to studying classic French cuisine at the Gastronomicom International Cuisine Academy in Cap d'Agde
, south of France.
After studying, he interned in patisserie at two Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurants in Nice and Lyon. After a year he specialised in advanced traditional French patisserie and graduated from the world's most famous culinary school, E’cole Cordon Bleu
in Paris. He apprenticed under one of France's Top 100 chocolatiers. After five years in France and Switzerland, he returned to South Africa and opened at the Bryanston Organic & Natural Market
selling artisan breads and crafted pastries twice a week.
Demand for freshly baked bread and pastries on a daily basis grew rapidly and Patisserie de Paris opened on Bastille Day 2013 in suburban Blairgowrie Johannesburg. The bakery / patisserie / restaurant has grown from a modest 18-seater to 100 seats. It also houses The French Market
, an exclusive deli boutique with France’s finest cheeses and European meats on offer.
Patisserie de Paris offers off-site function catering, high teas, celebration and whole cakes, gluten free products, catering for bridal showers and wedding cakes, wholesale trade and soon, bread and baking classes. We’re also available on UberEats
for your stay at home or office convenience.
One may snap up the many pastries and breads or take breakfast or lunch on offer at Pâtisserie de Paris throughout the week. Conveniently located at 9 Mackay Avenue, Blairgowrie Johannesburg. The shop is open 7 days per week from 06h30 every day. (Or alternately, at the Bryanston Organic Market
every Thursday and Saturday from 09h00 – 15h00)