When I was nine years old, I baked my first cake. When I was growing up, there clearly was no celebrity chefs, there clearly was no food network channel, so I never envisioned to be able to become a baker as a career. In order to be a good baker, you’ve to place love engrossed, because people can taste the love. The energy that you place right into a baked good comes out. So love is why a good baked good is. To be a business owner, it takes work, it takes dedication, and I was fortunate to be an integral part of Detroit Kitchen Connect, which is a non-profit that’s funded through JP Morgan Chase.
Hey, how you doing? Detroit Kitchen Connect connects food entrepreneurs to licensed commercial kitchens that they’ll rent in order to produce their goods to sell to the public. When I began I didn’t have the capital required to construct out a commercial kitchen and without Detroit Kitchen Connect, I wouldn’t have been in a position to open my business when I opened it up. I could’ve opened my bakery so many other areas, but I needed to be in Detroit. I feel that that’s our contribution to the revitalization of Detroit, because I’m a Detroit native, my mother’s here, and between both people we operate the bakery each day. It’s wonderful working together with my mother because I get to invest the day reminiscing with her. Everybody in the area would obtain a pound cake. I was told by my mother I had to go to school for something which would pay bills, so I went to school for business.
I have a MBA in corporate accounting and then I attended school to get a degree in pastry arts. Whenever I return to Detroit Kitchen Connect, there’s a flood of memories that can come, because that’s where everything started. What I actually do every day is an interest, I love it, and I’m at peace when I’m doing it. I don’t care how tired I’m, I’m here with a smile on my face, baking and creating stuff for people. So yes, I think this is my passion, my love, and my dream is coming true.