Jillian Bartolome

Jillian Bartolome


About Jillian Bartolome

Jillian is the Pastry Chef of Paul Qui’s new restaurant in Houston, Aqui. With a start in Michelin-starred fine dining (Cyrus) and a rich experience in classic bakery and patisserie (Bouchon Bakery, Common Bond), she aims to craft desserts that are a balanced and intimate expression of her culinary experiences as a first-generation American. Her modus operandi is simple: work hard, taste everything, pet all the dogs, listen before you speak, teach others, and be honest.

My Venues

  • Aqui
    520 Westheimer Rd
    Houston, TX


  • Outstanding Pastry Chef Nominee, 2018
    James Beard Foundation

Behind the Scenes

@stephreneeboullt is a queen,
"@stephreneeboullt is a queen, on her birthday and every day. This was for her: cocoa sponge, praline feuilletine, lemon curd, lemon cake, toasty meringue. #hellacakes"
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Testing ricotta for my dish
"Testing ricotta for my dish for Chef Fest on March 4th. If you can’t tell, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. @cheffesthouston"
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At My Venues