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…

Meet the Team: Chef Julie Eslinger, Team Captain

By ChuckM

Fresh off their silver medal performance at the Americas Selection in Santiago, Chile, Team U.S.A. has begun to prepare for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie. Pastry chefs Julie Eslinger, Mary Lewis, Jordan Snider, and team alternate François Behuet will represent the United States next January in Lyon, France. Born and raised in Pocatello,…

Team U.S.A. Wins Silver Medal at the Americas Continental Selection

By ChuckM

Club Coupe du Monde Team U.S.A. won the silver medal at the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie’s Americas Continental Selection in Santiago, Chile. Taking place over five hours on Wednesday, 13 July 2022, they, along with Chile (Gold Medal) and Argentina (Bronze Medal) will join the winners from the European selection: the United Kingdom,…