Right in the heart of Leaside, Rahier Patisserie has been a mainstay on Bayview since 1996. South Bayview’s pedestrian-friendly, intimate atmosphere is the perfect platform for Francois Rahier’s artisanal European fare. Rahier espouses quality and tradition, exemplified with handmade production techniques and a firm commitment to using all natural ingredients.
As a child in Belgium, Francois learned a love of food working alongside his Mother in her kitchen, developing an early appreciation for beautiful desserts. After University, Francois chose to pursue his passion, and returned to school to study pastry. He was selected for a two-year apprenticeship at Debailleul, one of the best pastry shops in Brussels. From there, he worked as a Pastry Chef in different shops, first in Brussels and then in the US, notably eighteen months under Gilles Renusson. Determined to learn from the best, Francois sought opportunities that satisfied his dedication to artisanal production methods.