I am a French-Comorian baker living in Calgary, Canada. I was born and raised in Paris, where I got my Neuroscience PhD and ate pastries all the time.
Eight years ago, when I moved to Canada, I started missing French pastries so much that I started baking on my own. My passion for baking grew so much that I decided to quit my science career two years ago and launched the Pastry Nerd.
During that time in 2021, I was elected Foodie of the year for Western Canada, participated as a sourdough judge for CBC radio, and grew from 500 to 100K followers across different social media platforms with my account @said.pastrynerd. I sold my pastries at pop-up events but my real passion is in teaching !
So far I gave pastry classes to more than 200 students and helped them improve their baking.