After attending the Souillac “Quercy-Perigord” culinary school, Frederic Loraschi began his career at the age of 16 as a cook for 1989 Bocuse d’Or winner Lea Linster in Luxembourg. He later joined the team of acclaimed 3 Michelin Star Chef Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu, where he learned that passion, patience and hard work are the keys to success.
In 1999, Frederic decided to pursue his career in the United States by joining The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel where he devoted one year as Assistant Pastry Chef before being promoted to Executive Pastry Chef for the reopening of the Original Ritz-Carlton, Boston.
In 2003, Frederic received the offer to take the lead of the pastry operation at the Hotel Hershey in Pennsylvania. His expertise, technical skills and creativity earned him many awards and accolades by the local and national media. Frederic was featured on the Food Network in the show “Unwrapped” as the top 5 best Sunday brunch dessert buffets in the United States.
At the end of 2005, he left the Hotel Hershey to create Chocolat Frederic Loraschi. Because Frederic is a perfectionist, Chocolat Frederic Loraschi became an instant success.
Frederic does not hesitate to exploit the terroir of Pennsylvania in order to create his delightful confections by going himself to pick up milk, cream and butter from dairy farms in his neighborhood, as well as wildflower honey from Lancaster County.
For the last four years, Chocolat Frederic Loraschi has been supplying some of the most prestigious venues across the country, as well as celebrities and political figures with his unique chocolate confections.
Because of his simple and efficient approach to pastry, Chef Frederic was featured in many trade magazine such as “Pasticceria Internazionale” (Italy), “Le Journal du Patissier”(France), “Chocolatier Magazine “United States, and “Cuisine & Wine Asia” (Singapore).
In September 2010, Frederic participated in the US selection for the World chocolate Masters in Las Vegas, and after an intense competition ranked second place overall taking home the jury special award for “Best Tasting & Degustation”.
Today, Chef Frederic Loraschi continues to share his passion and expertise creating world-class chocolate confections with his dedicated team in Central Pennsylvania where he fully savours happiness with his wife Diana and his two sons Julian and Luca.
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