Kenichi Kikuchi

Pastry Chef

Born on December 16, 1978, in Kanagawa, he began his career working at ARPAJON pastry shop in Japan, and at VOILA. He pursued his pastry career spending 5 years at the Park Hyatt Hotel. Dedicating all his energy to pastry-making, he entered several contests and broadened his experience in Singapore and France. After completing a course at Grand HYATT in Singapore, he focused his skills on entremets and plated desserts with Jean-François Foucher at PARK HYATT PARIS Vendôme. In 2008, he won the Arpajon Gastronomy Contest. In January 2009, he returned to Japan and worked as a Pastry Chef in Jiyugaoka (Tokyo) until March 2012. At the same time, he started working as a professor at a pastry school, and as a consultant. In April 2012, just before opening his own shop, he went again to France where he learnt an outstanding know-how from the famous Pastry Chef Sébastien Gaudard in Paris. In 2013, he opened “Les années folles” in Shibuya.