People Who Typically Contact Me Are
- INVESTORS considering a bakery-related business concept, wanting to know if it’s viable or not.
- BAKERY OWNERS looking for assistance troubleshooting issues, maximizing revenue, brainstorming product lines, or increasing production efficiency.
- TECH DESIGNERS working on bakery-related mobile apps in need of feedback from an industry professional.
- BAKERS of all skill levels seeking advice planning a big cake or gingerbread house project.
I have a Professional Chef’s degree and 17 years of food industry experience specializing in kitchen management, cake design, and bakery product development. I’ve worked in seven different bakeries, from the small boutique wedding cake vendor to giant automated wholesale factories. My product designs have been sold in Costco, Sam’s Club (a division of Walmart), Trader Joe’s, Roche Bros., and Stater Bros. supermarket chains. I’ve decorated 1,000+ wedding/specialty cakes. My knowledge is strongest in the following areas:
- Retail bakery operations
- Wholesale bakery manufacturing
- Event catering & corporate catering
- Factory and co-packing bakery manufacturing
- Home, cottage industry baking
- Product research and development
- Bakery brand development
- Commercial kitchen production
- Ingredients and equipment sourcing (U.S.)
- Dessert costing & pricing
- Recipe troubleshooting
- Menu streamlining
- Food styling & photography
- Wedding & specialty cake baking, construction, decorating, & delivery, & setup
- 3D cake construction and decoration
- Frosting & cake decorating with buttercream, royal icing, modeling chocolate, commercial fondant, gumpaste, ganache, and chocolate glaze
- Specialty & wedding cake sales & marketing
- Cake tastings and design consultations
I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME
Q&A Hourly Rate
Turbo-Boost Your Bakery Business Package
This package includes
– a preliminary assessment of your existing business plan/model
– a digital copy of my Bakery Business Planning Worksheet
– 2 hours of phone or Skype consultation, tailored to your specific needs
– follow up with a written evaluation including recommendations on how to move forward with your business plan
I offer a variety of bundles for clients seeking ongoing consulting services. The discounted rates are only available to existing clients. If you are interested, please ask about this option when we speak.
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