I was fortunate enough to complement my studies during my Chef Training at Natural Gourmet Institute by taking Fran’s Vegan Baking Bootcamp. It was life changing, the very foundation to what I am doing professionally today. I am still amazed with Fran’s vast knowledge of ingredients, techniques and capacity to foresee the outcomes. Her attention to detail and willingness to share has been above any instructors I’ve met, and an inspiration to me. As the opening chef at the Gentle Gourmet Cafe in Paris, Fran was my go-to baking troubleshooter. Her desserts are the best I’ve ever tasted, and I look forward to share some of her teachings in Brazil, in my new bar and restaurant, Teva.