Elise Pierre-Louis

“The same 7 natural ingredients to make so many amazing, delicious desserts.”

Owner/Executive Pastry Chef Elise Pierre-Louis

This is exactly what Elise Pierre-Louis, the founder and Executive Pastry Chef of JLB Patisserie, constantly thought throughout her life. At the tender age of 5, she marveled at how her mother and grandmother could create something delicious, yet beautiful, with such ease from their bakery pantry. Little did she know, her mother learned all of her techniques and recipes from her mother and from her training in a culinary school in Haiti when she was younger. In Elise’s own kitchen in America, that’s when her education of the Caribbean and French pastry culinary world fostered in her mind and spirit.

Throughout her life, Elise thought about professions she wanted to pursue in her adult life. But the allure of the pastry world never seemed to die in her system. During her down time, she was always baking alongside with her mother for family friends and more; ultimately becaming the third generation to learn the family’s recipes.

In her her collegiate years at Pace University, Elise would always find a way to create and educate herself of desserts from other cultures in between classes, putting her own personal twist to them. Living in the culinary melting pot of New York City stimulated and fed her passion for learning more of the other desserts of the world.

In 2011, Elise graduated from her alma mater with her degree in Entrepreneurship under the Business Management program and a minor in French Studies. This was the perfect time for her to widen her wings and enter the pastry world. Through her training and education, she still continues to challenge and research more of the pastry world, bringing it to her work of arts for clients to enjoy.