French Pastry Chef
You may have already made your acquaintance with Mademoiselle, our artisan ice cream and sorbet stall at the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market.
Once a lawyer in Paris, owner Sarah Jhean decided to follow her childhood dream and passion for food, retraining at the French culinary school Ferrandi as a pastry chef and in the craft of making artisan icecream and sorbet.
At the time, the name of the street where Sarah lived was called “Rue Mademoiselle” and Mademoiselle is also the local’s nickname for the Eiffel Tower. So, the name of her business is a nod to her homeland and the origin of her inspiration.
Fortunately for us, after a visit to the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market in 2017, Sarah was enchanted by her experience in Aotearoa and made the decision to relocate to New Zealand and establish her business here in Hawkes Bay!
Her gelatos are served into handcrafted and crunchy waffle cones or in biscuits, brioches and more. Sorbets are made with local, spray free and seasonal fruits and the best ingredients are selected for the creamy and tasty ice cream.
Outside of the Market, Sarah also bakes traditional patisserie as crunchy tart, buttery brioches and cinnamon rolls, cakes, confectionery, biscuits and more.
You can also find Sarah’s Sweet Chariot at different events, venues and functions. Wedding, birthday, you can contact her for catering your special event or participate to one of her patisserie courses to learn the best technics to bake.