During his distinguished career, Chef Roland has won 18 Gold medals, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze for his pastry creations in competitions around the world.
He has been a member of the prestigious L’Academie Culinaire de France since 1985 and the recipient of many awards and accolades. In 1987 Roland was voted by his peers as the Best Pastry Chef of the Year in France and received the coveted trophy (pictured below); the Antonin Careme Medal of Honor in 1990; the French Knights Medal of the Order of Agricultural Merit in 1991; in 1993 he was awarded a Doctorate of Culinary Arts from the prestigious Johnson & Wales University in South Carolina. And in 2005 he received the French Legion of Honor Medal – the highest honor bestowed on a French citizen; that same year he was inducted into the Chocolate and Pastry Hall of Fame in New York.
Throughout his career, Roland has served more than forty (40) Kings, Queens, princes and princesses and Heads of State. He has been recognized by the international press, television and radio; he was featured in the 1996 National Geographic documentary “Inside the White House,” as well as dozens of other documentaries and interviews by filmakers and journalists around the world.