Joël Schwalbach received the title of Best Craftsman of France, Bakery (MOF Boulanger) in 2015 and works as a baker in Rohrbach-lès-Bitche.

Born into a family of bakers in the Moselle region, Joël Schwalbach had a precocious vocation for his profession: at the tender age of 7, he already knew he wanted to become a baker. So, naturally, after having completed 9th grade, he decided to get a CAP (vocational training certificate), which he earned in Strasbourg with the Compagnons du Devoir. In the meantime, he became Best Apprentice of France in 2006, and went on to obtain a professional certificate from the Chambre de Métiers. Then he diversified his skills and earned a CAP in pastry making, as well as a technical certificate in pastry making. He completed his training with a master's degree at the INBP in 2011.

Joel Schwalbach started to work for the family business in 2011.

In 2013, he and his brother -who is also a baker, decided to take part in the MOFs competition.
In 2015, after two years of preparation, it is the consecration: both brothers received the title of Best Craftsman of France.

Back in 2016, Joel Schwalbach took over the family business in Rohrbach-lès-Bitche and still thrives in this environment on a daily basis.

At the same time, the Chef gives training courses in France and abroad to schools and artisans, passing on his know-how with passion.

For VOILA CHEF, Joël Schwalbach embarks you into his world of baking, with 3 bakery creations, both traditionnal and trendy: authentic Alsatian pretzels and mauricettes, burger buns and lastly, his quintessential New York rolls, declined in a vanilla and a pistachio version.


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