Friends raise funds to honour chef
THE Perth community celebrated the life of former Choux Café owner Emmanuel Mollois at a special event in Swanbourne on Wednesday.
The popular pastry chef, who called Perth home for many years, lost his battle with cancer in France last week.
Mollois, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma by accident in November 2014 after breaking his arm, had been in remission but sadly relapsed.
His friends who were part of the Les Copains group have paid tribute to the jovial chef and set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for Sock it to Sarcoma, a cause close to Mollois.
They also hope to raise enough money to bring his family back to Perth to relive memories.
“Emmanuel touched many of our lives, be it at his restaurant or cafe, during his cooking courses, with his books or on TV, or in just trying to catch up with him on his bicycle,” a spokesman for the group said.
As well as being well-known in the Perth food industry, having opened Bistro de Artistes in Subiaco and worked at The Loose Box, Le Paris Brest Patisserie Francaise, Mollois also published two cookbooks Et Voila and Patissier and appeared on the television show Poh’s Kitchen.
He leaves behind his wife Gordana and three young children Zlatan, Louis and Maya.
Emmanuel Mollois when he took part in a Ride to Conquer Cancer.