Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro, incorporated in 2008 as Renaud's Bakery and Bistro, Inc., is a Southern California bakery and restaurant. Renaud and Nicole Gonthier founded Renaud's Patisserie in anticipation of Santa Barbara's desire for (and previous lack of) a quality French pastry and croissant venue.
Renaud's operates four bakeries located inside Gelson's Markets in Santa Barbara, Long Beach and La Cañada–Flintridge. As well as three restaurant locations in Santa Barbara, California.
Renaud's Patisserie's newest restaurant location opened in Montecito, California in August, 2018 and features an expanded and elevated bistro menu.
Renaud's Patisserie is the fulfillment of a life-long dream, that of creating refined pastries from the best ingredients available.
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Renaud Gonthier's early education in Europe’s finest culinary schools and pastry shops, his work as a top pastry chef for the Ritz Carlton, and his tenure at the internationally famous Barton G. Catering firm in Miami, Fl., led to Renaud's mastery of the art of creating the finest pastries and desserts.
Chef Renaud has also demonstrated his culinary expertise with television viewers nationwide.
Renaud made his television debut on The Travel Channel on a show featuring the top hotels of the Caribbean. Next, he appeared on two episodes of The Food Network's Emeril Live.
Then, in August of 2007, Renaud was again featured on The Food Network—this time on an episode of Sugar Rush with Warren Brown.