Having founded her eponymous brand in 2001, Rochelle’s food and her brand marry influences from her French-Canadian roots and her Australian upbringing. Working extensively in Europe and for the best in the business, Rochelle is first and foremost a mum, and who wouldn’t want a Pastry Chef as a mother?
Flatteringly head-hunted, Rochelle tapped into her Canadian heritage stepping in front of the cameras as the female judge on CBC’s The Great Canadian Baking Show, which debuted across Canada in November 2017. After phenomenal success, season 2 aired in September 2018. The series was nominated for several Canadian Screen Awards. Rochelle bowed out for Season 3, to concentrate on her family and business in Australia.
Gourmet Traveller called her “the high priestess of pastry”, while The Qantas Magazine declared that her beautiful salons were “the home of the schmickest baked goods in the West”. First opened in 2008, the décor incorporating her vast collection of mis-matched china, silver and crystal, industrial marble tables, and fresh roses, it was a brave and innovative concept that locals embraced. By the time Covid forced its closure, Rochelle Adonis had cemented itself as the best high tea joint in Perth.