AEB Photo Gallery Back Happy bakers! The final buffet showing off everyone's great work. François Wolfisberg's team celebrating a great day. Assembling the showpiece with Pablo. The whole IBF team with Chef Gloria Hafer and her kids from After School Matters in the lobby of the Palmer House. Meeting in the Crystal Room. Stephen Henry, the Executive Chef of the Palmer House discovers the thyme cracker made by Haif Hakim from Senegal. Meeting in the pastry kitchen of the Palmer House. Chef Gloria Hafer loves our motto! A team of six kids from After School Matters works on a showpiece under the supervision of Pablo Carmona Valverde from Costa Rica. A few instructions before the workshop begins. François Brandt from the Netherlands meeting his team. Pablo Carmona Valverde and his kids start working on the showpiece. François Wolfisberg from Switzerland starts with his kids. Haif Hakim presents his first shape. Solveig and Pierre greet Susana Mendoza. The whole kitchen is hard at work. Comptroller Susana Mendoza is very interested in this great workshop. Deborah Ott is assisting her team with concentration and enthusiasm. What are these guys shaping? Chef Gloria Hafer is checking if everything is OK. François Brandt's new student, Susana Mendoza. Dean Lane, GM of the Palmer House is happy to host all these bakers, and came to thank Solveig and Pierre for this idea. The magic of the IBF: a baker from the Netherlands, Illinois' Comptroller, and kids from Chicago working together!