Profiles
Jill Lawrence always pictured herself owning a business. It wasn’t until she found herself divorced, unemployed and facing limited job prospects in her late 40s that she found her perfect product to market, and created The Apple Crumble Company.
In 1986, brothers Michael and Martin Givens opened a small, family-owned bakery in Woodbridge, Ont., where they began creating delectable, high-quality cakes based on a LaRocca family tradition that started in Naples, Italy, over 60 years ago.
It was the cake that launched a career, and incredibly, it was Sheila Comer’s first baking effort!
Food tourism is “the pursuit and enjoyment of unique and memorable food and drink experiences, both far and near,” states the World Food Travel Association (WFTA) on its website.
Customers can be a complex bunch, but a trip to San Francisco shed light on the top five things my clients are going to want from my chocolate business and more.
Singing on the job is a sign of one of two things: either you earn your daily bread as a vocalist or you’re having an awfully good time at work.
Wedding season is in full swing, which, if you’re a cake designer, means the pages of your order books are likely filled with requests for cakes to mark the occasion.
CutiePie Cupcakes & Co., my Toronto-based bakery, is not your regular cupcake shop.
When you think of contemporary, artisan and beautiful, a doughnut isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind.
Mandy Kan faced 21 rejections from retail space owners in 2005, when she set out to open her bakery as a 27-year-old former Ritz-Carlton pastry chef.
The dictionary defines bliss as perfect happiness or great joy. Cynthia Pacheco uses the word to describe everything wonderful in her life: her children, her husband, and if it isn’t clear by the name of it, her business.
Since winning Bakers Journal’s inaugural Innovator of the Year award last fall, Baked at Frankie’s has been buzzing with new clientele, new products and a continued quest to perfect its unique gluten-free flour.
At 78 years old, Mary Macleod is retired from her successful shortbread business, which means she still likes to “come down and do a bit.”
The sunny skies and pink sands of Bermuda is where Esther Hagen calls home these days.
Victoria’s beautiful history is on display throughout the city, and Rogers’ Chocolates is a longstanding part of it.
Stepping inside McFarland’s Old Tyme Sweet Shoppe blasts you back to childhood faster than a cheetah in chase.
If a young person has ever made you shake your head in disbelief, don’t fret; you are amongst 100 per cent of adults who’ve passed the ripe age of 30.
The rich, decadent flavour and flaky, melt-in-your-mouth texture of a croissant is hard to resist.
Revital “Revi” Zephrani was studying interior design when she realized life in an office wasn’t going to cut it.
Canada’s multicultural population has brought a unique flair to our cuisine, but there are some dishes that are distinctly Canadian.

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