Susan Notter, CEPC, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is an ACF-certified Executive Pastry Chef and has more than 35 years of experience in the field. Her titles have ranged from pastry cook at Konditorei Heinemann, Monchengladbach, Germany, to joint owner and instructor at the International School of Confectionery Arts, Zurich, and Gaithersburg, Maryland, to head of the baking and pastry department at The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts a Division of YTI career Institute, Lancaster. Notter was named one of the “Top 10 Pastry Chefs” in the United States by Pastry Art & Design in 2009 and 2010 and was a member of the 2000 ACF Culinary Team USA that received a gold medal at the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung, commonly referred to as the “culinary Olympics,” in Erfurt, Germany. In 2013, she competed as part of the ACF culinary team that placed second and received a gold medal at the Dubai World Hospitality Championship, and, in 2014, she was named ACF Northeast Region Pastry Chef of the Year. Notter is frequently a guest chef at other culinary schools and has competed on several Food Network shows. She is a member of ACF Harrisburg Chapter.