About Us - Michaud
About Us

Our desserts are the best antidepressants in the world. They should be covered by health insurance.

At Pâtisserie Michaud, we’re hard-core gourmets who like to do things…the naughty way. That’s why, each and every day, we offer a selection of our most decadent desserts that are rich in real ingredients and, quite frankly…

Just plain rich !

The company’s recipes have always featured simple ingredients that can be found in any household kitchen. In fact, we make each dessert as though we’re going to give it to the person we love the most in the world. That says a lot.

And have fun with your loved ones with no inhibitions.

Ditch
the diet.
Have fun
with loved
ones.
It
started
with a
family.

We’ve been catering to sweet tooths for over 30 years.

Pâtisserie Michaud was founded by Mrs. Colette Michaud, a doting and sweet mother that got her start making desserts for the entire neighborhood in a Québec City borough. Her desserts were so popular, she opened up her very own bakery in 1983. Since the very beginning, Pâtisserie Michaud’s goal has been to create desserts that remind us of our childhoods and evoke feelings of happiness, comfort, pleasure and surprise.

Today’s president, Mario Michaud and son of Colette, joined the family business in the early 1990’s and launched the retail side of Pâtisserie Michaud, establishing partnerships with grocery stores and other retailers.

Mrs Michaud
A doting, sweet mother

Her desserts were so popular, she opened up her very own bakery in 1983.

Mr. Michaud
A helpful dad and professional baker

He contributed to the enterprise's success.

Sophie &
Mario

An entrepreneur and a foodie
following his parents’ footsteps!

Over the years, the company continuously grew and started offering desserts for restaurants, institutions, hotels and even more grocery stores.

Today, Michaud desserts are sold via 15 major distributors and in thousands of retail outlets throughout Canada. In 2015, the company expanded its facilities for a third time with the construction of a brand-new modern 22 500 sq. ft. factory, thereby increasing its production capacity

Michaud: Decades of heart and soul

Since the very beginning, Pâtisserie Michaud’s goal has been to create desserts that remind us of our childhoods and evoke feelings of happiness, comfort, pleasure and surprise.

The company’s recipes feature simple ingredients that can be found in any household kitchen. Each dessert is whipped up in a warm and friendly environment where smiles and laughter are essential ingredients.

Today, we can say that Michaud’s bet has paid off.

1983

Michaud’s first bakery opens in Sainte-Émile, Québec.

1994

Mario Michaud joins the team and establishes the company’s retail sales division.

1994-2010

The company begins distributing its desserts exclusively in grocery stores.

2010

Pâtisserie Michaud starts creating targeted products, such as Christmas cakes and logs to help organizations, schools and sports teams raise funds. Sales double year after year.

Michaud desserts are now available in hundreds of restaurants in Québec, the Maritimes and Ontario.

2016

Michaud products are distributed in thousands of points of sale, including hotels, restaurants, and major grocery store chains.

The company expands its facilities for a third time with an ultra-modern 22 500 sq. ft. factory. Pâtisserie Michaud now has an increased production capacity that is second to none.

Our values
that are far from
being ho-hum.
Our commitments
  • Be generous and passionate
  • Create mind-blowing sensory experiences
  • Use only real ingredients
  • Be bold and unique
  • Never take yourself too seriously
+
Our personality
  • Respectful
  • Natural
  • Brilliant
  • Surprising
  • Friendly and creative
We’re on a brand-new dessert revolution.
Oh. Yeah.

We believe…

That it’s important to have fun in life. A rich life that is filled with passion and boldly trying new things. After all, a dessert is the perfect symbol of love and happiness.

We believe that dessert should never be associated with guilt. Using real ingredients is THE secret ingredient for a dessert that everyone will enjoy.

We believe it’s much more fun sharing sugary treats with loved ones.

Never take yourself too seriously and above all, let go of your inhibitions!

We believe…

that a dessert made out of broccoli is just…sad.

However, we do have a few inhibitions. We avoid:

  • Preservatives
  • Anything artificial
  • Shortening
  • Half measures
  • Dessert recipes that make you go “meh”
Meet our
sweet-natured
team

Today, Pâtisserie Michaud employs over 60 people and distributes its products across Canada. The company has long-standing partnerships with major restaurant, hotel and grocery store chains. Its uncompromising obsession in using only REAL, high-quality ingredients has, indeed, raised a few eyebrows.

Mario Michaud, President
Mario Michaud President Since 1994
Sophie Alain, General Manager
Sophie Alain General Manager Since 1995
Christine Paquet, Production Manager
Christine Paquet Production Manager Since 1999
Philippe Canac-Marquis, Business Development
Philippe Canac-Marquis Business Development Since 2015
Roger Bédard, Buying Manager
Roger Bédard Buying Manager Since 2016
Monique Bédard, Fundraising Manager
Monique Bédard Fundraising Manager Since 2016
Karina Paquin, Sales Manager
Karina Paquin Sales Manager Since 2017
Sophie Voyer, Sales & Marketing Assistant
Sophie Voyer Sales & Marketing Assistant Since 2017
Mélanie Gagnon, QA Coordinator
Mélanie Gagnon QA Coordinator Since 2017
Carolane Aubé, Customer service agent
Carolane Aubé Customer service agent Since 2017
Meet our
sweet-natured
team