About Gatineau Artisan Patisserie & Bakery Oxford
Gatineau patisserie offers the finest artisan produce in the French/ European patisserie and boulangerie tradition: premium cakes, pastries, savouries and bread – all made with the highest quality ingredients, creative flair, taste combinations and attention to detail.
The look of the shop – with its chic pavement café in the summer – is a fusion of clean, modern design with the classic feel of a traditional French patisserie, for an inviting space in which to enjoy your Gatineau cake and coffee.
As well as offering a variety of beautiful hand-made sweet and savoury delicacies for retail, Gatineau patisserie also provides a wholesale service.
The owner and head pastry chef is HERVÉ GATINEAU. After training in Toulouse as an apprentice aged 15, Hervé worked as a pastry chef in various businesses abroad – including the renowned Laurent Bakery in Sydney, Australia – learning a variety of new skills and techniques.
Hervé first arrived in the UK in 1997 to work at the main centre of operations for Maison Blanc in London’s Park Royal. He stayed there for ten years, several of those as Head of Pastry.
Gatineau is Hervé’s first solo enterprise. It has been trading successfully in Summertown, Oxford, since 2007, offering the finest artisan produce in the French/European patisserie and boulangerie tradition.
Hervé and his team are consistently looking to innovate and improve recipes, always using the best ingredients available. All our flour, butter, cream and chocolate come from France so to ensure quality and authenticity; while our vegetables and fruits are sourced locally whenever possible.