Jean-Luc, born and raised in France, trained as a master pastry chef in Paris. After travelling the world and sampling culinary specialties, Jean-Luc migrated to Canada settling in Toronto where he worked as a pastry chef for 5-star hotels, refining his skills at every step. Monica started baking when she was a kid, finding joy in trying new recipes and winning baking contests year after year at the county fair. She went to George Brown College and trained formally as a baker, and then apprenticed in a 5-star hotel in Toronto. It was there that Jean-Luc and Monica met … and, as Jean-Luc would tell it … in the fridge! After 10 years, they were determined to do things their own way. They opened Patisserie D’Or in 1999, originally on Robinson St in downtown Oakville. Then in 2014, moved to their present location on Nottinghill Gate in the Glen Abbey community in Oakville.