Rose Levy Beranbaum

Rose Levy Beranbaum

A HCEF December master class featuring Rose Levy Beranbaum, the most meticulous cook who has ever lived, was attended by 75 LCC and KCC culinary students, instructors and professional chefs at Leeward Community College.


Rose demonstrated recipes from Rose’s Heavenly Cakes including “Chocolate Passion Cake” and “Golden Lemon Cake.” The program was interspersed with baking expertise and culinary wisdom.


Rose’s first book, The Cake Bible, was the 1989 winner of the IACP/Seagram Book of the Year and the NASFT Showcase Award for the cookbook that has contributed most to educating the consumer about specialty foods. A culinary best-seller, The Cake Bible was listed by the James Beard Foundation as one of the top 13 baking books on “the Essential Book List.”


Rose’s Christmas Cookies, was the 1990 winner of the James Beard Best Book in the Dessert and Baking Category. The Pie and Pastry Bible, published in 1998, received many kudos including: Food & Wine Books “Best of the Best: The Best Recipes from the Best Cookbooks of the Year” and Coffee & Cuisine “Best Cookbook” award.


Rose’s comprehensive book, The Bread Bible, was the 2003 winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in the Best Bread Book Category. It was listed by Publisher’s Weekly and Food & Wine as one of the top ten books of 2003, and by Fine Cooking as one of the top 12.


• Rose’s assistant Woody Wolston and local baker Hector Wong who provided culinary and equipment support
• LCC Chefs Mike Scully and Don Maruyama and the Leeward Community College culinary arts program
• Michael Mathes who assisted with program set up
• The Halekulani Hotel for supporting the program

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