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National Symposium on Pastry Arts

Chefs, professionals, students, partners and friends of the pastry industry will assemble at the famed Culinary Institute LeNôtre in Houston, Texas, on Monday, March 6, 2017 to celebrate pastry arts by sharing their knowledge and new ideas. The symposium will feature a wide range of professionals inthe dessert profession. From celebrity chefs and world leaders of the pastry arts tradition, this will be a congregation of the most talented minds and outstanding individuals around Houston area and beyond.

This full day event will showcase the talent and experience of participating pastry artists with a Chocolate and Sugar Décor Competitionin accordance with American Culinary Federation rules. The competition is open to both professionals and students with a minimum of $6.4k cash prize.

Keynote Speakers and Panelists:

  • – Roland Mesnier (26 years Executive Pastry Chef at the White House, author All the Presidents’ Pastries, Dessert University)
    – Charles Carroll (Author of Tasting for Success, Past President of World Association of Chefs Societies)
    – Alain LeNôtre (Founder of Culinary Institute LeNôtre)
    – Marie LeNôtre (President & Founder of Gaston LeNôtre Scholarship Endowment)
    – Paul Edward (Founder of Chef Rubber)
    – Tracy Quisenberry (Founder of Icing Smiles)
    – Laurent Vannieuwenhove (Puratos Research Center )
    – Alejandro Tovar (Vice President Marketing Puratos Corp)
    – Maple Hill (Les Vergers Boiron)
    – Pierre Bonnet (President of Sasa Demarles)