ABOUT US

Karen KrasneExecutive Pastry Chef/Owner, Karen Krasne is a San Diego native, who graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition.  She has studied pastry-making at the Cordon Bleu and returns to France regularly to train with the masters at LeNotre and Bellouet Conseil. Combined with classical training, her trips to exotic places are what truly inspire the creativity of her desserts.

Accolades & Honors

JAMES BEARD HOUSE 2002
FEATURED DESSERT CHEF

TOP 10 PASTRY CHEFS IN AMERICA 2003
FORBES MAGAZINE

FEATURED ON THE BEST THING I EVER ATE
2010 FOOD NETWORK

BEST DESSERTS READERS CHOICE 1991 – 2016
SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE

BEST DESSERTS 1991 – 2015
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE READERS POLL

BEST DESSERTS PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD 1996 – 2013
SAN DIEGO HOME / GARDEN LIFESTYLES

Culinary Education

LE CORDON BLEU
PARIS, FRANCE

ÉCOLE LENOTRE
PARIS, FRANCE

ÉCOLE BELLOUET CONSEIL
PARIS, FRANCE

L’ ATELIER PIERRE HERMÉ ÉCOLE FERRANDI
PARIS, FRANCE