LAUREN is an Associate Professor for the International Baking and Pastry Institute at Johnson & Wales University. In addition to her role at Johnson & Wales, Lauren works with John E. Koerner & Co. as the U.S.A. technical advisor for 100% Chef and MSK, and is a member of the prestigious Cacao Barry Ambassador's Club. 

Prior to joining the faculty at Johnson & Wales University, Lauren V. Haas honed her pastry skills at some of the country’s most esteemed establishments, including the residence at the White House, Albert Uster Imports, the Hotel du Pont, the Inn at Little Washington, and CoCo Sala, a boutique chocolate bar and lounge in Washington DC.

Haas’ interest in sustainability led her to pursue a master’s in Sustainable Food Systems from Green Mountain College, and she also holds a bachelor of science in Baking & Pastry Arts from Johnson & Wales University. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including So Good: The Magazine of Haute Pâtisserie, American Cake Decorating, and Pastry Chef. In 2016, Dessert Professional named Lauren one of the Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America.

Well versed in the foundations of classical pastry and emerging techniques and trends, Haas’ passion is educating students and pastry professionals in the art and science of pastry.