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Chef Pierre Gatel, executive pastry chef at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, oversees pastries at Mizumi. Gatel has always been passionate about his work; as a child, he spent most of his time in his grandfather’s pastry shop in Brittany, France. At 15, he began a two-year apprenticeship with notable French pastry chef Jacque Cheftel and subsequently enrolled in the Compagnons du Devoir in Marseille to study under Pierre Zeppini.
Later, Gatel moved to Paris, where he worked for the pastry shop Joubin. It was during his tenure in Paris that Gatel was recruited by celebrity chef Francois Payard to run the cake station at his pastry shop on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Gatel went on to become executive pastry chef at Alain Ducasse at the Essex House in New York before moving to Las Vegas to work at Wynn and Encore.