A very talented pastry chef and chocolatier, Stefano Laghi won several national and international competitions, twice at the World Championship of Pastry and Cuisine in Basel, Switzerland in 1993 and 1994, and in 1994 in Luxembourg as one of the members of the Italian pastry chefs national team. Author of many books and publications in the field, he has many years of experience in pastry, chocolate, and decoration. Consultant sought by large companies in the sector, he manages his own business based in Faenza, Italy which produces praline and pastry characters for third parties.