Abigail is the founder of Le Choux. Her fascination with chocolates and pastry comes from her French heritage, born in Paris but raised in Notting Hill, London. She completed her formal pastry training in Paris after University, undertaking an apprenticeship before going on to specialise in Pastry, Chocolate and Plated Desserts whilst working at the luxurious 5 Star Plaza Athenee. Abigail has worked in all aspects of pastry arts, from chocolate to fine dining.
On return to London, Abigail missed the classic chocolate religieuse and coffee eclairs in Paris. She decided to make it her mission to bring this patisserie to London. In March 2016, Abigail started up Le Choux, creating a range of choux buns, Paris- Brest and eclairs. The pastries proved so popular that since, Abigail and her team have been part of London's booming food scene, taking parts in markets and events with Kerb, pop- ups around London, Sourced Market, Partridges Fine Foods and supplying to the luxurious food department store Fortnum and Mason.
Abigail finds constant inspiration in her travels, especially Italy, and after having spent many years working and living in Venice, Abigail's desire is to combine French patisserie savoir faire (know how) with the Italian love of fresh produce and quality ingredients.
We use sugar as an enhancer, but not as a main ingredient.
Our central focus with Le Choux has always been flavour above everything. To create choux that are fresh, served on the day they are made, ensuring that they are as crispy on the outside as they are soft on the inside. Our fillings are always full of flavour- chocolate that hits you like chocolate should, all notes of caramel, sweet and salty hazelnuts, raspberries with added confit to balance the acidity..
Le Choux combines our passion for artisan methods and great ingredients. We use ethically sourced dairy, milk and double Jersey cream from The Estate Dairy. We crack large, free range eggs from The Good Fellas before hand piping our choux one by one. We make our fillings using high quality chocolate, dark caramels, Madagascan Vanilla pods and decorate our choux with fresh fruit and nuts. We use sugar as an enhancer, but not as a main ingredient. We stay away from unnatural preservatives, colourings and gelatine. This means our choux are always fresh and vegetarian friendly.