Lauren V. Haas

Lauren is a department chair for the International Baking and Pastry Institute at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition to her role at Johnson & Wales, Lauren works with John E Koerner & Co. as the U.S.A. technical advisor for Sosa Ingredients and 100% Chef, and is a member of the prestigious Cacao Barry Ambassador's Club.  Prior to joining Johnson & Wales, Lauren honed her skills at some of the country’s most esteemed establishments, most notably the White House, under then president George W. Bush, as well as Albert Uster Imports, the Hotel du Pont, and the Inn at Little Washington, and CoCo Sala, a boutique chocolate lounge in Washington D.C.  Well versed in the foundations of classical pastry and emerging techniques and trends, Lauren's passion is educating students and pastry professionals in the art and science of pastry.