Antonin was born in Paris, France, where he had been abandoned by his parents at the height of the French Revolution. He would begin his career as a kitchen boy at a Parisian chop-house, in exchange for room and bored. His love of cooking would break ground at the chop-house. Starting in 1798 Antonin would begin his first apprentice-ship for cooking, with Sylvain Bailley. Antonin had opened up his first shop the Patisserie de la rue de la Paix, after leaving Bailley’s apprentice ship. Bailley’s teachings had lifted Antonin and would launch him into a huge history altering career. He had died in Germany at the age of 48 in 1833.
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