Laurent Branlard is the executive pastry chef for the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. A native of France, Branlard is a highly accomplished pastry chef who holds the distinction as the only two-time winner of the World Pastry Team Championship. Branlard captained Team USA to victory in 2008 after previously winning in 2002. Branlard and Team USA defeated the top chefs from competing nations in a challenging 2-day 13-hour competition that tested the team's culinary ability and artistic skills. In between his world titles, Branlard held the honor of serving as a judge for the pastry championship competition and coaching Team USA in the 2006 World Pastry Competition to a bronze medal. He holds the distinction of being named one the Top Pastry Chefs in America.