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Sexual harassment allegations surface months after Sucré chef resigns

In the weeks leading up to executive pasty chef Tariq Hanna’s surprising departure from Sucré, a renowned New Orleans bakery, several female employees complained to company officials that he sexually harassed them, according to the Times-Picayune. The news surfaced four months after Hanna – co-founder and part-owner of the company – resigned saying simply that “I started to lose my creative juices.” Even Hans Baumann, Sucré’s CEO, offered no explanation for Hanna’s departure in a brief letter sent to the company’s 80 employees spread over three New Orleans-area stores, a kitchen, a restaurant and wholesale business of branded products. But ... Read More