Address: 10246-A Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: (425) 289-0015
Phone: Mon – Fri 6am to 8pm, Sat 7am to 8 pm, Sun 7am to 7pm
Belle Pastry opened in July of 2003. Jean-Claude Ferré, executive pastry chef and owner, has been in the trade for forty years. Raised on the outskirts of Alençon, Normandy, he started Culinary School at the age of fourteen, and was sent to Paris to learn about desserts and chocolate confections. His passion has given him the opportunity to work for four years in Switzerland for renowned Master Chocolate-maker Roland Stauss. Returning to Normandy, he opened his first pastry shop in 1976. Later, he was hired as a consultant with contracts to work in Saudi Arabia – and later, for a climate change, in Alaska where his Northwest venture started.
While in Anchorage, he opened and co-owned the wholesale bakery “Crazy Croissants” until 1991 when he decided to move to Seattle. He started on Mercer Island with “The French Pastry Place” and then, due to high demand for his products, started a wholesale bakery called “The French Confection”, selling his specialties to hotels, airlines, restaurants and coffee shops throughout the Puget Sound.
Knowing that his love was the retail business, Jean-Claude continued looking for the perfect location. He did in the summer of 2003, and opened “Belle Pastry”.
Belle Pastry first opened in the summer of 2003, chef/owner Jean-Claude Ferré and his dedicated team have been serving their customers delightful pastries, delicious croissants, freshly baked artisan breads, daily soups and sandwiches.