Roland Mesnier is the former Executive Pastry Chef of the White House. He developed the first professional pastry program in the Washington, D.C., area, at L'Acadï¿½mie de Cuisine, in Bethesda, Maryland. He is also the honorary president of the World Cup of Pastry, and every year L'Acadï¿½mie de Cuisine awards a scholarship in his name. He lives in Virginia.
Lauren Chattman is a cookbook author and former professional pastry chef who has written 10 books, including most recently "Dessert Express". She collaborated with former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier on" Dessert University" and with Daniel Leader on "Local Breads", which won an IACP award. She has appeared on "The Today Show" and has sold over 50,000 books on QVC. She can be seen demonstrating baking techniques for Pillsbury on www.howdini.com.