His grandfather owned a hotel with a restaurant. This is where Cedric Grolet made his first professional steps. At the age of 13 he would work in a bakery during the holidays. He was 14 when he entered pastry ice cream school. Later Ceric Grolet participated in a variety of competitions winning awards and medals. He was invited by famous Parisian deli Fauchon. Afterwards, Cedric Grolet opened Fauchone branch in another capital – Beijing. The last stage – an upscale restaurant affiliated with five-star hotel downtown Paris.