My name is Danielle Maupertuis, I am a Belgian Vegan Pastry Chef (meaning I was baptised in chocolate!). I have worked for 5 stars hotels as Executive Pastry Chef in the UK (Marriott, Red Carnation Luxury Hotels) and abroad: Greece, Lebanon …including “the Beirut Marriott Hotel”, the first international 5 stars hotel opened after the Lebanese civil war. Given daily power cuts, we had to prepare our first wedding banqueting by candle lights!
I have won several gold and silver medals in international competitions (plated desserts, showpieces, buffets, petits fours). Among them the “Salon Culinaire de la Gastronomie au Liban” with an international jury.
Major Events At The RHS This Year
I have the greatest pleasure to announce my participation in some of the major events of the RHS this year:
Cookery demonstrations include
“How to use plants, herbs and flowers in vegan pastry”
And the first Vegan Pastry Masterclass in Wisley Courses and workshops!
A few years ago, as a Pastry Chef, I was struggling to offer our vegan guests a decent choice of desserts. When a choice was offered (and it usually consisted in a fruit salad or sorbet!) it still suffered from a pour presentation and disappointing taste.
This is what enticed me to create my own range of vegan desserts, focused on taste and presentation.
The need for a cookbook became obvious. This, in turn, motivated me to create my first cookbook “Vegans deserve better than a fruit salad”, Olympia Publishers 2020.
With more than 60 recipes, I will convince you Vegan desserts are easy to make, taste yummy and look fantastic!
About my activities
Tutor at the Vegetarian Society Cookery School, Altrincham, I run a vegan pastry training for Chefs, part of the “Professional Chef’s Diploma”.
I publish articles and recipes in vegan magazines (Vegan Living, Simply Vegan) and on professional websites (Yumgo.fr, the Vegan Society.com).)
I present talks and demos in the main Vegan shows in the UK (Just V Show,Vegfest,Vegan Life Live)
I propose online courses for Beginners and Professionals.
“I am in heaven, when I can share my passion for Vegan Pastry, meeting new people becoming friends…”