Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek creates savory breads and signature desserts for Victoria & Albert’s, from a sensational sourdough with fresh herbs to Plant City strawberry ice cream gâteau. Chocolate fans rhapsodize about the miniature chocolate pyramid with warm almond-chocolate timbale. A native of Austria, Herbitschek received his diploma from the Mollard Pastry School in Vienna and apprenticed at the Ludwig Man Pastry Shop. He baked at hotels and resorts throughout Austria then headed to the United States as a pastry chef at the Grove Park Inn and Country Club in Asheville, N.C. Next was Norwegian-American cruise ship the M/S Sagajford, baking international pastries. He joined Hilton International, with stints in the Philippines, Tokyo, New York and Hawaii. By the early 1990s, he was creating a stir with his edible works of art, and has won numerous awards. Herbitschek joined Disney in 1995, and also oversees the resort bakery, where he creates extraordinary wedding cakes for all of Walt Disney World® Resort.