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Marc Heu


"Dubbed the "King of Croissants" in 2019 by Growler Magazine, Chef Marc Heu is a French-Hmong pastry Chef born and raised in France. As co-owner, CEO and Executive Pastry Chef of Marc Heu Pâtisserie Paris, Marc was selected as a semi-finalist for the prestigious James Beard Award for "Outstanding Pastry Chef/Baker" in 2024. His patisserie has been nominated for local area awards including “Outstanding Pastry Chef” (Charlie Award) and “Best Patisserie” (Growler Magazine), and "Best Bakery in MN" by 24/7 Wall Street. His work and story have been featured in publications including but not limited to Kare 11 News, Pioneer Press, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Magazine and Discovery Plus. Marc moved from his original location in the neighborhood of Frogtown, St. Paul to the Cathedral Hill Neighborhood in May 2023.

See Marc’s full portfolio of creations on Instagram.

Gaosong V. Heu


Gaosong V. Heu is a Hmong-American artist, entrepreneur, educator, and published writer passionate about helping leaders and businesses within the for-profit and non-profit sectors build authentic connections in their communities through DEI-centered strategies rooted in the sociology of aesthetics, marketing, community organizing, and education. As a lover of all art and advocate for diversity, access, and inclusion within the cultural sector, Gaosong received her B.A. in Theater Arts from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and her Masters of Arts in Arts Administration from Columbia University, class of 2020. When Gaosong is not working as the C.O.O of Marc Heu Patisserie Paris, Gaosong is a professional performer, with over 15 years of training in Western Classical music and theater, as well as training in traditional styles of Hmong folk music. 

To learn more about Gaosong's work, visit her website here.