Sunny Park, Head Pastry Chef
Sunny was born in Korea and moved to Canada at the age of 14, where she grew up in Langley, B.C. Her love for baking began at an early age spending time at home in the kitchen with her mother. After graduating from the baking and pastry arts program in 2014 from VCC, Sunny began her journey joining highly touted and award winning businesses Ganache Patisserie and Market by Jean-Georges at the Shangri-la in Vancouver, where she had the opportunity to learn from decorated master chefs. In 2018, Sunny completed her baking apprentice program and received her red seal.
Sunny joined the Chez Christophe team in 2016 and since then has impressed us with her passion, creativity and dedication to the pastry world, becoming our Head Pastry Chef in 2021. Sunny loves to be innovative with her recipes and strives to come up with fresh, new concepts. Her creativity comes from combining different flavours from her hometown with Chez Christophe’s Swiss flair. One of Sunny’s most recent and unique creations is the “Croissant Cube” - a classic croissant in the shape of a cube, filled with various flavours daily. This trendy concept has become viral on both Instagram and Tiktok and is now one of Chez Christophe’s most popular items.
When Sunny is not baking up a storm in the kitchen you can find her spending time and relaxing with her animal babies. She has 2 lovely dogs named Charcoal and Dotori and a cat named Meow.
Claire Roque, Head Chocolatier
Born and raised in Vancouver, Claire was first interested in pastry nearly as soon as she could walk. She began competing at the age of 15 in the Skills Canada competitions, taking her across the country. She went on to compete at the National Competitions in both Saskatoon, in 2015, and Edmonton, in 2018. In 2019, she qualified to become a part of WorldSkills Team Canada to compete in Pâtisserie and Confectionery in Kazan, Russia where she won a Medallion of Excellence.
Claire completed the ACE-IT Program for Baking and Pastry as well as her Red Seal apprenticeship at Vancouver Community College. She is currently a part of Junior Culinary Team Canada, set to compete in Luxembourg 2022.
When Claire is not in the kitchen, she can be found crocheting, doing yoga, or at a bouldering gym. Finding her niche in chocolate work, Claire is proud to be a part of the team here at Chez Christophe.
Colter Jones, Manager (Burnaby)
Colter started his career in the service industry as a barista in 2005. A year later he went on to win the Canadian Barista Championship, the Millrock Latte Art Championship and finished 7th at the World Barista Championships in Tokyo.
In 2011, he took a step away from coffee to take classes from the American Institute of Baking and with the help of a private consultant founded and created Lucky’s Doughnuts. As our front of house manager Colter is able to reassume his role as a barista and manager and is dedicated to providing a service standard that matches the quality of our products.