Joel Perriard completed his training as a confectioner in the atelier of Wodey-Suchard in Neuchâtel. Later on he worked as pastry chef in various restaurants. In 2010, he and his wife ran the Hacienda San Agustin de Callo, a boutique hotel in Ecuador. From 2011 until 2012 he worked at the Mesa restaurant in Zurich, which has also been awarded two Michelin stars and 18 Gault-Millau points. He has won the Young Swiss Confiseur awards in Montreux and fourth place at the Swiss championships for young confectioners in Lucerne.
He joined the CARMA® CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ center as Technical and Export Adviser in 2012. Since June 2015 he is the new Head of CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ center.