A few words about us
Let us introduce ourselves
Pastries have been our passion for years, but they were relegated to being a hobby. Our founder, Stephan Beauchesne, a French-Canadian, has been making cream puffs, gougeres and eclairs semi-professionally since he took a baking course at L’Academie de Cuisine in Bethesda in 2002. Besides making pastries for various events, he also had a booth at the Kensington farmers markets in 2008-2009. Always looking to improve, he took advanced pastry courses in La Rochelle, France in June 2019. The focus was on the latest eclair and cream puffs techniques, as wells developing new pastries.
Co-founder Greta Ober, also a Canadian, has experience in marketing and event planning. She focuses on brand and business development, as well as being the official taster.
Chef Paul Rinehart’s role is to enhance our production process, and help us with some R&D by developing new products. He comes with an extensive background in the culinary field as well has in the brewery and distillery space.
Sous-chef Enriqueta is responsible for most of our pastry production.
Steve Goldfine is our Director of sales, focusing on corporate accounts, retail and wholesale.
Kail Burns operates our booth and pastry trailer at local events.
Nathaniel is our kitchen helper and delivery driver, when he’s not studying at University of Ottawa.
What we do
Small pastry bites to go
We focus on two main products: Pate a choux, the versatile dough used to make puffs and eclair, as well as macaron, the French cookie sandwich that’s taking the world by storm.
Sweet and savory bites: Macarons, cream puffs, eclairs, gougeres (aka cheese puffs), sausage rolls
We craft our pastries with high quality ingredients and using shelf stable fillings that do not require refrigeration.
We also operate an authentic Montreal poutine and smoked meat business. Check our Pop-up Poutine Website for more information.
Our Food Trailer
Where are we “popping up” next?
For Pop-up Poutine events see our new Web site
Some past events
Store: 12712 Rock Creek Mill rd, 16A, Rockville, MD 20852
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday 11am-3pm
- Wednesday 11am-3pm
- Thursday 11am-3pm
- Friday 11am-3pm
- Saturday: Kensington farmers market 9am-1pm
- Sunday: Greenbelt farmers market (May-Nov) 10am-2pm
Connect with us to find out where we’ll be next. See us at wineries, breweries, farmers markets and craft events and festivals in the greater Washington, DC area.
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