Some out there may not know the name, but I'm sure that many more do. Albert Uster, the Swiss-born founder of Albert Uster Imports died in a plane crash on Friday. Throughout my years (although not a pastry chef), I have come to equate the name with the highest quality products from Europe. Albert Uster had quite a life story which ended in an almost symbolic and ironic twist. His final moments were spent piloting his glider plane over the Swiss Alps... of which the mountainous outline had become the company's trademark on a red/white background.
We have never met the senior Uster, but have been very fortunate to know his son, Albert D. Uster, who is our representative from the Import company.