Laura Vaughn, Pastry Chef, US Foods
Award winning Pastry Chef Laura Vaughn started her career working in restaurants and private clubs, and her professional and educational experience includes a background in both pastry and savory cooking as well as teaching and sales. She joined US Foods in 2013 as Corporate Sous Chef, and quickly moved into the Bakery Product Development role, creating a robust portfolio of artisan breads, pastries and desserts sold nationally. After years of working with bakery manufacturers across North America and Europe, Laura went back to her roots in the kitchen and took the helm as Corporate Brands Chef. These days her role includes lending her culinary voice to new product concepts and acting as liaison between new product development, customers and sales teams.