Master Chocolatier, Sebastien Beline celebrates 15 years of Excellence at Astor Chocolate. Making Chocolate is a good life. That “Good Life” started with his family heritage…..
From the town of Le Mans France, perhaps more famous for its auto race, Chef Sebastien Beline grew up surrounded by the sights and smells of his family’s chocolate shop, Chocolaterie Beline. This is where his passion for creating gourmet delicacies started as a fourth generation chef.
Before moving to the states in 2001 to join Astor Chocolate as their Master Chocolatier, Sebastien also spent three years, by invitation, at the famous La Patisserie Laduree in Paris as their Chef Chocolatier. This is where he perfected his innovative chocolate making style. Combining classical French training with modern techniques and trends Chef Beline has garnered industry recognition including being named on the exclusive Top 25 List of Chocolate Makers in the Guide des Croquers de Chocolat.
Chef Sebastien’s professional passions are rooted deeply in his family heritage which include the tradition of French pastry making. Rich, decadent, and absolutely delicious…. these sophisticated delicacies are among some of the hardest to perfect. In the canon of French pastry making, the combination of perfection and discipline is foundational. Once mastered these sweet wonders can make you weak at the knees and transport you to another time and place.
Chef Beline brings that very same perfection and discipline to the world of chocolate, making his mark by uniting premium chocolate and superior ingredients with his modern aesthetic and adventurous approach. The result? Chocolate delicacies with the perfect balance of taste, texture and a nod to luxury. A true art form, Chef Beline’s creations are world class. He is the difference between simply good chocolate and chocolates of un-paralleled excellence.
Chocolate is his passion and Chef Sebastien oversees every step of the process from hand selecting the raw chocolate to creating his own hand batched sea salted caramel filling and sourcing the ingredients we incorporate into our gourmet flavored bars, ensuring the final product meets our uncompromising standards.
To Astor, that good life has been a realization of excellence.
Cheers Chef Sebastien!