Get to know Beatrice S.Schneider

Beatrice S. Schneider Co-founder & Creative Director

Beatrice Schneider
Co-founder & Creative Director
Chicago Culinary FX

Beatrice S. Schneider, our co-founder and creative director, oversees all things related to the visual presentation of the Chicago Culinary FX and the work of the chefs we collaborate with. Since the opening of this business, her goal has been to present clear, useful information and display each chef's work as strikingly as it is in real life.

Beatrice has a diverse background that includes working in commercial studios as set stylist and production designer for several films making sure everything looked just right. She developed her meticulous attention to detail during her seven years as a fine art restorer, where her work was guaranteed invisible to the naked eye. Through techniques developed during the creation of her private line of silicone molds, Pastry Impressions, our molds jumped to new level of product design.

Although a native Chicagoan, her family’s roots are in Bavaria. Her international experience and multilingual skills enable us to reach those of you living outside the United States.

Working with chefs to assist in their concept development and final presentations, Beatrice has spent the last 15 years helping create trends in the global culinary market. Her refined eye for detail and quality has translated into the creation of prized, ground-breaking tools for professionals in the art of gastronomy. Routinely traveling internationally to top competitions and kitchens, she seeks out the needs of chefs and continues to develop cutting-edge products that help chefs forge ahead. She continues to collaborate with industry innovators to develop our celebrated Nature Line of silicone molds.

She further supports chefs by traveling and reporting on the world’s finest food competitions. Beatrice shares her observations in her highly anticipated photo features, Pastry Postcards (there are savory ones too). Have a look, and enjoy the behind the scenes as she takes you along on her latest adventures exploring the culinary world.

As a tasting judge, she has represented the US and Mexican press at two Cacao-Barry World Chocolate Masters and recently contributed as one of four international tasting judges at the Coupe du Monde de la Patiserrie, the world's top Pastry Competition.

Beatrice then contributes to several trade journals, including Dessert Professional, So Good, Food Arts and WorldChefs Magazines. You can catch-up on some of her published articles here.

To further share information and techiques that she has gathered, Beatrice also produces a series of edu-tainment videos and is collaborating on new video series with trendsetting chefs.

Many of our customers share photos and videos of their work using our molds on Instagram so tag us @ChicagoCulinaryFX! Beatrice promotes the best work and would love to hear from you. Additionally, feel free to email her at