Rochelle Adonis is a pastry chef, restaurateur, and television presenter known for her role as a judge on The Great Canadian Baking Show.
Born and raised in French-speaking Canada, Rochelle was a talented pastry chef from a young age. She moved to Sydney at the age of ten, and trained in Australia before her passion for fine cakes and confections took her to Europe where she worked as a pastry chef, most notably for an exclusive wedding cake salon in London and the world-famous Hotel Sacher in Vienna.
Rochelle brought her diverse knowledge and experience back to restaurants in Australia. She landed the role of Pastry Sous Chef at Sydney’s 41 with Dietmar Sawyere, and went on to become Head Pastry Chef at Matt Moran’s Potts Point eatery. Rochelle flourished and it was the perfect stepping stone to her next role as Head Pastry Chef at Matt Moran’s Aria when it opened in Circular Quay.
In 2008, after relocating to Perth and starting her family, Rochelle opened her eponymous salon and quickly gained notoriety for her magnificent cakes and handmade confections. Rochelle became known for her own take on the traditional ritual of ‘High Tea’.
After making guest TV appearances on local and national programs in Australia, Rochelle tapped back into her Canadian heritage as the female judge on the first two seasons of CBC’s The Great Canadian Baking Show. Rochelle appeared alongside acclaimed Pastry Chef Bruno Feldeisen and actors Daniel Levy (Schitt’s Creek) and Julia Chan (Saving Hope).
Rochelle has appeared on Poh’s Kitchen and Channel 9’s ‘Christmas in WA’, and has featured in Australian Gourmet Traveller, Vogue Entertaining + Travel, Australian House and Garden, The Spirit of Australia [Qantas inflight magazine], Spice Magazine and Box Magazine.