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19 June 2020

By Master Chef Stephen Warren, FWMCS

Master Chef Stephen Warren is General Manager of La Rose Noire Philippines. Gerard Dubois opened the first La Rose Noire Patisserie in 1991 in the most prestigious shopping mall on Hong Kong Island. In over two decades that one simple 30-seater restaurant and cake shop has evolved and now has an enviable reputable for high quality. From an initial selection of 28 items, La Rose Noire now has over 500 varieties in its product brochure, fulfilling the needs of all sectors in the market.  Today, La Rose Noire employs 250 staff members in Hong Kong working around the clock at its original production centre in Kowloon Bay.

In 2012, Gerard and the team opened state-of-the-art factory in Clark Free Port, in The Philippines. This 15,000 square feet production centre consists of a team of over 2,000 people that meet the demands from over 40 countries in five continents on a daily basis. Gerard and his team opened their latest venture “Passion by Gerard Dubois” Boulangerie-Patisserie-Confiserie in Hong Kong in 2012.  There are now over 10 shops in Hong Kong and Macau.

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