The Ghyslain Story
An artist can express himself in many ways. For Ghyslain Maurais, it has been through chocolate and pastry.
Born in Québec, Canada, Ghyslain found his culinary passion while working in the field to fund his architectural education. Soon after, he changed career paths and entered the Institue du Tourisme et d'Hotelerie du Québec.
Certified in French pastry, chocolate décor, candy making, blown/pulled sugar and bread making, Ghyslain has served as the head chef for the Canadian Delegations in New York and London. His career includes experience as both a pastry and executive chef in first class restaurants and hotels.
While working at the Inn of Versailles in Ohio, he met his wife, Susan. Together they relocated to her hometown in Union City, Indiana to establish Ghyslain Chocolatier.
Since 1998, connoisseurs of gourmet chocolate and fine French pastries have visited Union City to enjoy tours and shopping in the chocolate boutique.
In May 2008, Ghyslain expanded with the opening of a new location in Richmond, Indiana. The full service Richmond Bistro serves lunch and dinner. Patrons can enjoy shopping in the boutique which features French pastries, homemade gelato, and a wide assortment of Ghyslain's gourmet chocolates.
In April 2011 Ghyslain opened his third location in Louissp;&ville, Kentucky;
"Ghyslain on Market". This store is open 7 days a week from 7am to 9pm serving bistro fare throughout the day. One will also find Ghyslains' chocolates, pasteries and breads for purchase. Click here to be redirected to more information about this location
Ghyslain Chocolatier opened a second Louisville bistro in Westport Village on Monday, Oct. 1. Ghyslain at Westport Village, 1215 Herr Lane, serves gelato, French pastries and chocolates, a full menu of soups, salads, sandwiches and breakfast items and a variety of beverages including coffee, beer and wine. The upscale casual bistro seats nearly 100 guests inside and another 40 on the outdoor patio and is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Chocolate des beaux arts:
The fine art of making artisanal chocolate
Ghyslain's signature chocolates are one-of-a-kind hand-painted masterpieces created with the finest ingredients. Each chocolate features a unique design detailed with hand brushed color. And yes, they taste as incredible as they look.Take a Video Tour of Ghyslain Facilities