“If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. But if you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people. I teach as if I am the farmer who is planting the seed of prosperity and I am praying it will grow successful people.”

Dieter Schorner, chef, teacher, German-born, Swiss-trained

Dieter Schorner, an acclaimed pastry chef who helped introduce the modern American palate to creme brulee, the silky custard he crafted to succulent splendor at Manhattan’s refined restaurant Le Cirque, died June 21 at a hospital in Fredericksburg, Va. He was 83.