FACES OF THE CITY
Each month, we showcase one of the city’s top influencers—an industry front-runner—whose expertise creates unique and memorable experiences for travelers and locals alike.
HAMID ROUCHDI Authentic French Baking
When he moved to the U.S. from the French Riviera in 1998, former engineer Hamid Rouchdi likely never thought he’d one day spearhead the most authentic French boulangerie et patisserie café in Metro Atlanta. In 2015, that’s just what Rouchdi did when he opened Café Vendôme in Sandy Springs. A seasoned entrepreneur, Rouchdi melds his modern approach to business with award-winning cuisine that uses traditional techniques to bring delectable French pastries, breakfast, lunch and, soon, dinner to Atlanta. Check hours of operation on Facebook, Yelp and the website. 404.551.5163, cafevendome.com.