Susan Lagalle

Senior Instructor, Department Chair

JWU Faculty Since 2010


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About Susan

Chef Susan Lagalle is a senior instructor in the International Baking & Pastry Institute. Previously the Executive Pastry Chef of TAJ Boston, she has also worked professionally as a pastry chef in restaurants and luxury hotels, including The Ritz Carlton in both San Francisco and Boston. Having attended professional classes by world-renowned chefs such as Frank Haasnoot and Laurent Branlard.

Chef Lagalle is passionate about lifelong learning and passing her experiences to her students and her colleagues.

She is beginning a new chapter as Department Chair in the International Baking & Pastry Program, this Fall, 2021 and passing the torch as 'Advisor to Pastry Arts Club' onto a new faculty member.


  • M. Ed. Education, Teaching and Learning, Graduate School, JWU
  • BS, Baking & Pastry Arts, JWU

At JWU, education is not confined to the four walls of the classroom. You’re not going to spend four years with your nose buried in a book, learning theories you may never get a chance to apply — you’re going to get out there and apply them, be it through internships, group projects, leadership opportunities, competitions and more.