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
Maarten and Frances reside with their two children,
Lydia and Luke, in Bedford Hills, New York.