September 30, 2016 02:30 PM

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There’s a new little sweetie in line for the Mr. Chocolate crown!

Master pastry chef Jacques Torres and his wife, chocolatier Hasty Torres, welcomed son Pierre Torres in New York City on Friday, Aug. 19, at 8:57 a.m., his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Baby Pierre weighed in at 6 lbs., 3 oz. and measured 18.7 inches at birth.

“By far my most precious creation I’ve ever made arrived on Friday morning, just when our warm chocolate croissants were coming out of the oven,” the new dad, 57, wrote on Instagram.

“Meet my son Pierre, he completes my life. Merci Wifey @madame_chocolat I love you!” he added, tacking on the hashtags, “#MyLittleBonbon,” “#ChocolatePrince,” “#PrincePierre” and “#BeauàCroquer.”

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In photos shared exclusively with PEOPLE, it looks like baby Pierre might be a mini pastry chef with his culinary-inspired photo shoot.

In one shot, Jacques can be seen cradling his newborn while in another Pierre is sound asleep — while sporting a chef hat!

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Pierre is the first child for the couple, who were married in 2007. Jacques, who grew up in France and began opening his own shops in 2000, has nine stores in the New York City area.

According to The Observer, the couple recently expanded their home base to make space for their new arrival, with Jacques selling his Hell’s Kitchen condo in favor of a 2,500-square-foot space on the Upper East Side.

“He’s such a great person,” Dennis Ding, a broker for N.Y.C. real-estate firm Nest Seekers, told The Observer in March of Jacques. “They’re so happy! A new apartment and a new baby!”

Jen Juneau with reporting by Megan Stein

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