Meet the Team: Club Coupe du Monde Team USA Coach Chef Andy Chlebana

By ChuckM

Growing up in Oak Forest, Illinois, Andy Chlebana didn’t really know what he wanted to do after graduating from Marist High School. At that point, the only job he had was working in a local restaurant, the Original Pancake House. His older brother was attending culinary classes at Joliet Junior College, so Chlebana decided to…

Meet the Team: Club Coupe du Monde USA Chairman Gilles Renusson

By ChuckM

Recently, we introduced our fans to the four team members that make up 2023 Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie’s U.S.A. Team: Chef Julie Eslinger, pastry chef at The Country Club at Castle Pines in Colorado and is this year’s team captain; Chef Jordan Snider, executive pastry chef at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in…

Meet the Team: Chef François Behuet

By ChuckM

Born in Caen, France, François Behuet discovered his passion for the art of pastry and chocolate at an early age. A 14-year-old François decided he would pursue pastry as his career. He desired to create and advance the art of traditional pastries, as well as to produce chocolate with an artistic touch. In 2004, Behuet…

Meet the Team: Chef Mary R. Lewis

By ChuckM

Continuing with our introductions of the 2023 U.S. World Pastry Cup Team, Chef Mary Lewis, who is originally from Port Jervis, New York, first started down her pastry path by making gingerbread houses every Christmas with her older sister. She said they would make their own templates and every year try to outdo their previous…