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Valrhona Inc welcomes Luke Frost as its New Executive Pastry Chef North America

 L’Ecole Valrhona Brooklyn is thrilled to announce the appointment of Luke Frost as the Executive Pastry Chef – North America. With an illustrious career spanning renowned establishments such as the Savoy Hotel Group in London and Le Manoir qux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire, Luke brings a wealth of expertise and creativity to his new role. In his nearly 10 years at Valrhona, Chef Luke has traveled and taught throughout Northern Europe, sharing his expertise as a seasoned Pastry Chef instructor. In his new role, Chef Frost will continue to share his knowledge through classes at L’Ecole Valrhona in Brooklyn, NY along with demos, workshops and technical events with our partners across the U.S. and Canada.

Luke’s journey in the culinary world began as an apprentice with the prestigious Savoy Hotel Group, where he cultivated his passion for pastry. He then embarked on a remarkable odyssey through the kitchens of several Michelin-starred venues within the UK’s leading hotel operations.

Notably, Luke had the privilege of refining his skills in classic French patisserie under the mentorship of Raymond Blanc at the flagship 2 Michelin Star Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons. His culinary prowess continued to flourish as he led the pastry teams at distinguished establishments such as Northcote Manor, The Chester Grosvenor, and Coworth Park, part of the revered Dorchester Collection.

In 2015, Luke’s dedication to the art of pastry led him to Valrhona, where he served as the Pastry Chef for Northern Europe, based in London. Throughout his tenure, Luke travelled around Northern Europe, sharing his expertise and knowledge gleaned from L’Ecole Valrhona’s esteemed network of chefs and schools.

As of February 2024, Luke assumes the esteemed position of Executive Pastry Chef – North America, based in the vibrant culinary hub of Brooklyn, NY. Eager to immerse himself in the diverse U.S. food scene, Luke is poised to explore American pastry trends while infusing his creations with the unparalleled quality and craftsmanship synonymous with Valrhona. This year Luke will be teaching an Afternoon tea, Fika, Gateaux de Voyage class at L’Ecole Valrhona Brooklyn from May 13th – 15th . Stay tuned as Luke Frost brings his visionary approach to pastry, blending his extensive experience and expertise from the UK with emerging trends in the US, elevating the culinary landscape and crafting unforgettable experiences in the field of chocolate and pastry.

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