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Ghyslain Maurais is the chef-owner of Ghyslain Chocolatier with retail and restaurant locations in Indiana and Louisville, Ky. Born in Quebec, Maurais found his culinary passion while working in the field to fund his architectural education. Soon after, he changed career paths and entered the Institut de Tourisme et d'Hotelerie du Quebec. There he became certified in French pastry, chocolate décor, candy making, blown and pulled sugar and bread making. Maurais has served as the head chef for the Québec Delegations in New York and London. His career includes experience as both a pastry and executive chef in first-class restaurants and hotels across the country.