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Fred Csibi-Levin

Fred, also known as Doc Macaron on social media, is a PhD scientist turned pastry chef. He has always had a sweet tooth and really enjoyed pastries, but he was never really a baker before the pandemic. Initially, he focused on macarons, which are known for being particularly difficult to bake. He spent countless hours experimenting, trying to understand how many parameters can contribute to making a successful (or unsuccessful) macaron. This opened his eyes to a whole new perspective of the science of baking and, as a scientist, he got hooked. 

Fred then made the big decision to make baking more than a hobby and earned a pastry chef degree. His brand primarily focuses on different aspects of education through classes, workshops, sharing his recipes on his blog and consulting services to bakeries, restaurants and other small businesses.

Fred’s work has been featured by Buzzfeed, Tastemade, the Pastry Arts Magazine, among others, and he has competed on the Food Network.

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