For Maarten and Frances Steenman, the story of La Tulipe Desserts is made of sweet dreams. The husband and wife team met twenty-one years ago while employed at a small bakery in Mount Kisco, New York. The duo has always shared a similar philosophy: to use only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients and finish each dessert with a simple yet stunning design. They envisioned opening their own patisserie. The Dutch-born Maarten is a second-generation pastry chef with extensive experience as an apprentice at the finest patisseries in Europe (Holland, France, Belgium and Norway, to be precise). Frances has an amazing eye for color, design and style. With their combined talents and commitment to exceptional desserts that "look as good as they taste," Maarten and Frances committed themselves to offering products not commonly seen on bakery shelves in the New York tri-state area. Since 1999, La Tulipe Desserts continues the realization of a life-long passion for exquisite desserts.