Bio: Fran Costigan is a culinary instructor, cookbook author, consultant, and director of vegan pastry at Rouxbe Culinary School. Fran is internationally recognized as the innovative pioneering pastry chef who marries healthy eating with sumptuous tastes. Professionally trained, Fran was a chef in both traditional and vegan pastry kitchens before moving into teaching over 25 years ago. Fran’s vegan desserts are appropriate for everyone who loves dessert, whether or not dietary restrictions are an issue. She developed and leads the ACFEF recognized Rouxbe Online Culinary School’s 90-Day Essential Vegan Desserts Course, mentoring students of all skill levels from beginner to professional. Fran’s cookbooks are: Vegan Chocolate, Great Good Desserts Naturally, and More Great Good Dairy-Free Desserts Naturally. francostigan.com.
Sample Talks: Creating Successful Vegan Cooking Classes; Yes You Can Eat Healthfully and Eat Dessert Too; Setting up Your Vegan Pantry; The Basics and Beyond of Modern Vegan Desserts