Hasty Khoei

Hasty Khoei

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Hasty Khoei is a popular American chocolatier. Hasty Khoei is also famous as the wife of famous French pastry chef and chocolatier Jacques Torres. Further, she is also the founder and owner of the Beverly Hills chocolate boutique, Madame Chocolat.

Early Life

Hasty Khoei’s exact birth date and age are not mentioned on the web. There is also no information regarding the zodiac sign. Talking about her place of origin, she hails from San Fernando Vally, California, USA. She spent her entire childhood in San Fernando. Regarding her educational journey, she went to USC and studied for a business degree. Further, she was in finance for six years.

Career and Professional Life

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Caption: Hasty Khoei photographed while working at the chocolate factory. Source: Los Angeles Downtown News

Professionally, Hasty Khoei is a chocolatier. She is also popular as a celebrity wife of the French pastry chef and chocolatier, Jacques Torres. Besides being a celebrity wife, she is also a founder as well a chocolatier of the Beverly Hills chocolate boutique Madame Chocolat. E! Entertainment’s “The Girls Next Door” also featured she chocolate boutique.

When talking about why she opened a new shop instead of going into business with Jacques, she says that it was her dream for years to open Madame Chocolat in LA. She then went to New York to study with Jacques, and she had to commit to living there for at least a year. At the end of that year, she felt like she was ready to go back to LA and open her own shop. Back then, she had been dating Jacques only for the last two or three months she was in New York.

When she came back to LA, it took the chocolatier nine months to find her location and nine months to build and open the store. Her store opened in November 2006. The couple had a long-distance, bicoastal relationship throughout all that time. Back then, she never thought she would be marrying Jacques Torres in her future.

Details regarding Hasty Khoei’s husband – Jacques Torres’ Professional Life

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Caption: Hasty Khoei posing for a photo with her Haute fashion chocolate high heels creations. Source: houte and HAPPY

Jacques Torres has is a famous French pastry chef and chocolatier. Jacques Torres is also a member of the International Culinary Center community. He is also the Dean of Pastry Arts as well as holding pastry demonstrations. The chef appears on the show Nailed It! 

Moreover, Jacques’ awards include the James Beard Foundation Pastry Chef of the Year, Meilleur Ouvrier de France, the Chefs of America Pastry Chef of the Year, and Chartreuse Pastry Chef of the Year. Jacques is also a member of the Académie Culinaire de France. In the year 2003, the James Beard Foundation inducted him into the “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America”.

Furthermore, Jacques Torres is also the author of two Dessert Circus books and he is also the host of the Food Network TV show Chocolate with Jacques Torres. Then in the year 2004, the chocolatier opened his chocolate factory and second retail location in Manhattan, Jacques Torres Chocolate Haven.

Then on 13 May 2010, Jacques Torres prepared a $30,000-per-couple dinner for U.S. President Barack Obama’s fund-raiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at Manhattan’s St. Regis Hotel. For this, Torres worked alongside culinary chefs from the French Culinary Institute (now known as The International Culinary Center). The team also includes famous chefs Jacques Pepin, Alain Sailhac, and André Soltner.

Relationship Status

Hasty Khoei is married to Jacques Torres in the year 2007. Jacques is a celebrity pastry chef and chocolatier. Moreover, Jacques was her mentor, chef, and boss while in training. Her husband also owns two chocolate shops in New York City. Jacques also has authored two cookbooks and hosted multiple Food Network shows.

Furthermore, she and her husband welcomed their son, Pierre, on 19 August 2016. They then welcomed their daughter, Jacqueline, on 5 April 2019. At present, the Torres family resides in New York City.

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Caption: Hasty Khoei posing for a photo with her family. Source: Instagram

Khoei-Torres Proposal Story

Talking about how the famous Jacques Torres proposed to his now-wife, she, the incident occurred at the Madame Chocolat. She describes this as very fitting since the pair met because of chocolate and we fell in love because of chocolate.

Recounting the day, she says in an interview with Hitched Magazine:

We were both working late in the factory and he slipped the ring into a bowl of hot water. He asked me to get a scraper out of the bowl, but when I put my hand in it was blazing hot. I told him it was too hot and tried to offer him a different scraper, but he kept saying that he needed that particular one. I told him again I couldn’t get it because the water was so hot, so he put his hand in the water and his face turned bright red. He said, “It is really hot!”

Furthermore, she says that she started crying and shaking and moving away from her husband when he said something like “Will you really have me,” or “Can you really be with me?” she recalls that she was in total shock when Jacques tried to put the ring on her finger. However, the ring got stuck on her knuckle, and through her tears, she remembers yelling “Push harder!”

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Caption: Hasty Khoei posing for a photo with her husband, Jacques Torres. Source: Pinterest

Body Measurements and Social Media

There is no information regarding Hasty Khoei’s body measurement details like height, weight, chest-waist-hip measures, dress size, shoe size, etc. Likewise, she has dark brown hair color and brown eyes.

Talking about her social media presence, she is available on Instagram under the username @madame_chocolat. Further, she also joined Twitter in March 2009. So far, her @madame_chocolat account on Twitter has over 3.6k followers.

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