Lauren V. Haas

Lauren is the Lead Gourmet Chef for North America, overseeing the advancement of the Chocolate Academies in Chicago and Montreal. Lauren has worked in elite kitchens throughout the USA, including the White House residence, the Hotel du Pont, and the Inn at Little Washington. In 2016, Lauren was named one of the Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America by Dessert Professional, and Bake Magazine awarded her a national “Top Educator” designation.

Lauren’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including So Good.., American Cake Decorating, and Pastry Chef. Her focus in sustainability led Lauren to pursue further education, and she holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Food Systems. Lauren is a passionate chef and educator, and her mission is to promote the advancement of knowledge within the art and science of pastry.