Fran Costigan, chef, cookbook author and director of Vegan Baking and Pastry at Rouxbe cooking school, is internationally renowned as the authority on vegan desserts. Professionally trained, Fran was a chef in both traditional and vegan pastry kitchens before moving into teaching 25 years ago at the time she embraced the vegan lifestyle. Her unapologetically luscious confections lack nothing — except dairy, eggs, white sugar, and cholesterol. Fran’s vegan desserts are appropriate for everyone who loves dessert, whether or not dietary restrictions are an issue. The 90-day Essential Vegan Desserts Course that Fran developed and leads at Rouxbe, the world’s leading online cooking school, is based on her wildly popular Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive®. She is thrilled to welcome students from around the globe to this unique in the world course.
Fran’s cookbook, Vegan Chocolate Dessert: 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.
A native New Yorker, Fran moved recently to Philadelphia, and is enthusiastically trying the many veg-forward restaurants. You can find Fran sharing her passion across North America and Europe, at schools, conferences, festivals, and corporations such as Google, at resorts and on cruise ships too. A professional member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Les Dames d’Escoffier, and Association of Food Journalists, Fran is a proud to be an advisory board member of the New York Coalition for Healthy School Foods, Vegan Trade Council and Main Street Vegan Academy. Fran wants everyone to know that she eats big plates of beans and greens and grains before she enjoys her daily small sweet treat!
For more information, visit www.francostigan.com