Meet our guest: Pioneering pastry chef Fran Costigan, chef, author, and Director of Vegan Baking and Pastry at the Rouxbe cooking school, is internationally renowned as the authority on vegan desserts. Dubbed the Queen of Vegan Desserts for her groundbreaking work.
Professionally trained, Fran was a chef in both traditional and vegan pastry kitchens before moving into teaching 25 years ago.
Fran is a professional member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, ACF: American Culinary Federation, Les Dames Escoffier, and the Association of Food Journalists. Fran is proud to serve on the advisory boards of the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food, Main Street Vegan Academy, and the Vegan Trade Council.
Her cookbook Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts is available in German, French and Italian editions, and follows the classic, More Great Good Dairy-Free Desserts Naturally.