Bakery Artisan Original - Christophe Grilo
Christophe Grilo already boasts of a Michelin-star-studded resume and some 20 years’ experience in bread- and pastry-making.
Through the years, Christophe’s career has allowed him to jet set to different food-centric cities around the world and cook for Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and singer Barbra Streisand. Christophe became the executive pastry chef of the Hilton Singapore in 2009 and later joined the Les Amis Group to head the successful Canele Patisserie Chocolaterie. Driven by his ambition to start his own venture, the Frenchman left Canele after almost three years to launch Bakery Artisan Original, or B.A.O. bakery in short, in 2013 to focus on making breads. He employs the traditional method of letting his bread dough ferment with natural yeast, a process that gives the breads a deeper flavour and a denser texture, even though it takes longer.