Godfroy LEINEKUGELChef Pâtissier
Godfroy started pastry at the age of 18. As soon as he graduated from the CFA Versailles (France), he went to Kazakhstan as a commis in the first French pastry shop in Central Asia. This experience help him to open the doors of the Rixos Hotel in Astana and then of the Ritz Carlton in Almaty where he worked as Sous-Chef. In 2017, after more than 4 years in Kazakhstan, he leaves for Russia to join the Ladurée group which was opening 2 boutiques in Moscow. He became its Executive Pastry Chef for 2 years after a short stay at the Marriot Renaissance Hotel in Atyrau. But faithful to Kazakhstan, he took the position of Executive Pastry Chef at the opening of the new Ladurée Paris boutique in Almaty.
In his quest for taste, he likes to bring new ideas and surprises in textures, while blending the fundamentals of French pastry with the flavours and cultures of his different experiences abroad.
Godfroy became Les vergers Boiron Ambassador in 2019 and provides demonstrations and masterclasses in the Russian-speaking area.