Benoit has been Raymond Blanc’s Head Pastry Chef at the award winning Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in Oxfordshire since 1995 where he leads a team of 13 looking after all the dessert and bread preparation.
Having worked in places such as the Ritz Hotel in Paris, Benoit has continued to develop himself throughout his career and has trained with numerous Meilleur Ouvrier de France. He was awarded the most prestigious Pastry accolade in the UK, with the title of Master of Culinary Arts, MCA, in 2005. In 2009, he was recognised as Pastry Chef of the Year.
As President, Benoit led the UK pastry team to the Coupe du Monde finals in Lyon, January 2011 and is now the Chairman of the UK Pastry club which has been created to find and support future UK pastry teams whilst developing the pastry skills in our industry.