Friends raise funds to hon­our chef

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - Belinda Cipri­ano

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.

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Em­manuel Mol­lois when he took part in a Ride to Conquer Can­cer.

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