“Art is hidden throughout nature, which in the hands of the pastry chef takes on new life.”

Frank Carrieri is the West Coast Chocolate Academy™ Chef, for Barry-Callebaut. Based in Los Angeles, Frank sharpened his pastry skills at some of the country’s most renowned kitchens, including the iconic Beverly Wilshire-A Four Seasons Hotel, and Ladurée. Frank has developed creations for numerous prominent figures; such as Michelle Obama, Kim Kardashian, and John Legend. Drawing from his experience in fine-dining restaurants, bakeries, luxury hotels, and private consulting, Frank enjoys sharing his passion, knowledge, and expertise.

Frank is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, where he earned a B.S. in Baking & Pastry Arts & Food Service Management. He later earned his M.L.A. in Gastronomy from Boston University, where he researched the social significance of French desserts. Frank has been featured in numerous publications, such as Pastry Arts Magazine, and Desserts Professional, and has been featured on Amazon Prime.