Pastry Sous Chef
L’Auberge Casino Resort
As Pastry Sous Chef at the award-winning, luxury L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Cori Schlemmer is responsible for overseeing a team of bakers and pastry cooks providing unique desserts for all L’Auberge food outlets, including eight dynamic restaurants, room service, large conferences and high end guest functions. She assumed the position in March 2013 at Pinnacle Entertainment’s premier hotel and casino resort located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. L’Auberge features a 26-story hotel complex with 1,000 rooms and suites, championship golf course, full service spa and an expansive casino.
Schlemmer brings more than thirteen years of kitchen and management experience to L’Auberge. She specializes in wedding cake and specialty cake design and construction. Additionally, she assists the Executive Pastry Chef with high end amenities and showpieces, working in both chocolate and sugar to create elaborate and tasty displays for guests at the award-winning resort.
Prior to joining L’Auberge, Chef Schlemmer Her extensive training includes the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where she medaled as a member of the resorts ACF Junior Competition Team. She held the position of Sous Chef at Greenhurst Country Club in Auburn, Indiana and was Pastry Chef at Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, Vermont before joining L’Auberge.
Schlemmer graduated on the Dean’s List from the Florida Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida with an associate of science in culinary arts and a second degree focused on international baking and pastry. She continued her studies at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, California with classes focused on Artisan Breads and Advanced Wedding Cake Design.
In her free time, Chef Schlemmer is passionate about animal rescue. She also owns, breeds and shows Paint Horses and Quarter Horses.
L’Auberge Casino Resort
As a Baker at the award-winning, luxury L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana (www.mylauberge.com), Rachel Young is part of a skilled team of pastry professionals who create unique desserts for all L’Auberge food outlets, including eight dynamic restaurants, room service, large conferences and high end guest functions.
Young started pursuing her goal of working in pastry arts in high school where she earned a Certificate in Food Production for Baking, Pastry and Culinary Arts while attending Chicopee Comprehensive High School in Chicopee, Ma. She earned an Associates in Business Administration from Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, Ma. and then attended the famed Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, Ny. where she earned an Associates in Baking and Pastry Arts in 2013.
While attending CIA, Young completed a Pastry Externship at L’Auberge. During that time she produced desserts for various property outlets including Le Beaucoup Buffet, Desserts and for banquets and high-end private parties. After graduation from CIA she spent a year as a cake decorator in her home state of Massachusetts before returning to L’Auberge Lake Charles in March 2015 as a baker. A few short months after returning to L’Auberge she earned the position of Lead Baker, which she currently holds.
About L’Auberge Lake Charles
L’Auberge Casino Resort is located on 242 acres of land in Lake Charles, La., two hours from the Houston metropolitan area. This premier facility is ideal for the business traveler or guest looking for the ultimate in hospitality and dining experiences, plus non-stop gaming action. The property includes a 26-story hotel complex with approximately 1,000 spacious rooms and suites; an 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio; 26,000 gross square feet of meeting space, including a full-service business center and landscaped terrace space plus outdoor poolside lawn; two resort swimming pools, lazy river and private cabana courtyard; full-service barber shop, salon, spa and cardio fitness center; retail stores; ten innovative dining outlets; beachside bar, grill and marina; and top-name entertainment. The expansive 70,000 square foot casino features Vegas-like gaming action with 70 table games and approximately 1,600 slot machines, including a luxurious 7-table Poker Room, VIP Lounge and elegant High Limit Salon.
To learn more about L’Auberge, call reservations at 866-580-7444; visit www.mylauberge.com; find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/laubergedulac ; Instagram @laubergelakecharles; or follow us on Twitter: @LAubergeLC . A complete project fact sheet can be found at www.mylauberge.com.