Francis Laureano


Executive Pastry Chef, Frat Boy Donuts

Past: Bottega Louie, Terranea Resort
Studied at: The Art Institute of Orange County

What is the first recipe you ever baked?
Brown sugar cookies with whiskey icing (note to self: cook off whiskey for icing before serving to children, whoops!)


What’s your go-to dessert?
Banana pudding it’s delicious sweet comfort food.

What are some of your favorite flavor combinations for desserts/baked goods?
Cherries with port wine or stout, chai tea for snickerdoodles, orange zest and blueberries.


What inspired you to become a chef?
The artistry of pastry and family.

What advice would you offer to anyone looking to start a culinary career?
Keep your head down and focus. Let your work speak for your talent, not your mouth.