“For us, it’s about creating something special. It’s about awakening a memory or emotion.”
I grew up baking with my mom and learning from her. So, it seemed like a good idea when she suggested that I go to culinary school… Best decision I ever made!
After high school I attended culinary school at El Centro College in Dallas. Shortly after that, I started working as a baker. I worked for the same Dallas restaurant for 10 years as a baker and bakery manager at two of their three locations. My dream had always been to open my own bakery, and I spent my career gaining the experience needed to take this step. On June 27, 2011, my dream came true! I opened The Flour Shop Bakery in the Shops at Highland Village.
I don’t consider baking as a job; it’s my hobby that I am lucky enough to be able to do for a living. I like to bake things that remind you of when you were growing up. I love when someone tells me that they had a dessert of mine that took them back to something their grandmother made, something that they haven’t had in years. Being able to bring back those memories for my customers through something that I baked means the world to me.
I bake from my heart, taking old time favorites and making them my own. It’s very important to me to keep things traditional, the way my mom taught me. I don’t use any artificial flavors or mixes and I try to make sure that even though I might take things up a notch, they still taste the way you remember them… maybe just a little better.
Thank you for letting us bake for you,