One doesn’t simply walk away when they’re one step away from winning the much-coveted title and the $25,000 prize. However, Spring Baking Champion finalist, Romuald Guiot surprised everyone as he walked off from the set of the SBC Season 8 finale without any explanation.
This Romuald Guiot Bio is all about him.
Romuald Guiot On Spring Baking Championship
Romuald Guiot was one of the Spring Baking Champion season 8 competitors. He consistently amused viewers with his incredibly inventive creations and was able to reach the finale after plating up an extravagant chocolate cardamom sauerkraut cake with a pallet knife decoration — which received high praises from Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, and the other judges.
However, as he faced Jaleesa Mason and Yohan Lee in the finale ep, Romuald walked off from the set after learning about one of the challenges which asked them to improvise a creation containing sprinkles.
This certainly raised a lot of questions and moreover with Romuald remaining silent about the matter, fans started speciating that chef might have felt that the show was rigged against him. A Redditor mentioned that the challenge was “below his skill level and expertise.”
While another tweeted, “Heinously disappointed with @FoodNetwork for this season of ‘Spring Baking Championship.’ How on earth did a basic cake make Nancy dance in the finale preheat? We turned it off after Romy (very reasonably) left. Wish we could hear the real thoughts of the judges and contestants.”
But though Romuald might have conceded the reality show, he hasn’t given up on his dream of making it big and finding the right investor.
Furthermore, he even shared a “gofundme” page in May 2022 intending to raise $200 thousand. “I hope you raise more than the $25k you would have won. You deserved the win,” Lisa Steele from Fresh Eggs Daily wished him good luck.
Looking back, Romuald shared that the show definitely was a wonderful opportunity. However, it was “a lot of pressure actually.”
Romuald Guiot Career
Romuald Guiot is a party chef with over 2 decades of experience in the field. He specializes in French pastry and acknowledges that a great dessert needs to be both beautiful and delicious.
Furthermore, Romuald claims that the desserts must evolve and wants newcomers to understand that the most important thing is to follow the recipe, and always follow it carefully!
Initially, Romuald started his career in early 2000 working as a party chef at Alpen Roc hôtel 3 étoiles. Since then, he’s worked in popular restaurants including L’Eridan Marc Veyrat, La Reine des Prés, Marc Veyrat, Maya Bay restaurant, Réacteur de Gourmandises, Mirabelles Bakery, and Pitchoun Bakery.
As of 2022, Romuald worked as an executive chef at Pitchoun! and BOH manager at Porto’s Bakery & Cafe.
Talking about his education, Romuald attended CFA Chalons en Champagne and later got his bachelor’s from Ceproc – Centre d’excellence des professions culinaires in 1997. Reportedly, he got his first distinction in 1994 when he received the professional qualification of pastry chef, chocolate, and ice cream maker.
Also, in 2011, he was awarded La Pomme d’Or for his amazing baking works.
Did you know: Prior to becoming a finalist in Spring Baking Champion season 8, he has also been a finalist in the United States pastry championship in 2017 and a finalist in the French championship of pastry in 2007.
His net worth was under $500 thousand in 2022.
Is Romuald Guiot On Instagram?
Yes, find him on Instagram at @romuald.guiot.
Romuald Guiot Age
Romuald Guiot was 44 years of age when he appeared on Spring Baking Champion in 2022.
He was the oldest of the final three on the show.
Romuald Guiot Wife
Romuald Guiot and his wife Phoebe Swan started their story back in March 2016. Over 3½ years of sharing the dating bliss, the duo then went on to get married in October 2019. Though not much about their wedding was revealed, we do know that Romuald wore a brown suit while Phoebe appeared in a lovely white dress for the ceremony.
Here’s Phoebe’s FB. She’s originally from Los Angeles, California.
What Do We Know About Romuald Guiot Family?
Romuald Guiot comes from a French family of professional cooks. He revealed that he inherited his skills from his father and grandfather.
Also, his sister Laetitia Carlier-Feslard is a professional pastry chef. As of 2022, she lived in Suippes, Champagne-Ardenne, France with her husband Steven Feslard
Romuald loves his sisters to the moon.
Trivia: Romuald has a cousin named Alan Morgane Mancelle who lived a married life in Bourgbarré, France.
Where Is Romuald Guiot From?
Romuald hails from Chalons, Champagne, France.
But as of 2022, she resided in Los Angeles, California with his wife.
How Tall Is Romuald Guiot?
Romuald stands tall at a height under 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm).
His distinct features include — a square face and green eyes.
When Is Romuald Guiot Birthday?
He receives his birthday wishes on September 29, making him of the Libra zodiac.