mother's side, I would be a part of her weekly ritual of keeping our family's cookie jar full. Opening my lunch box to find a homemade treat was pure joy.
As an adult, I still love when butter and sugar come together in a mixing bowl. Creating desserts as well as sharing them is definitely what I'm meant to do in this lifetime. I'm doing what I love. Maybe it's being Italian that plays such a part in the pleasure of knowing that so many people enjoy our handmade desserts.
With absolutely no formal training or food-related job experience, the opportunity came in September of 1985 to open the bakery in a little house in Los Gatos, California. Never afraid of hard work, I knew that the bakery would only succeed and dove right in.