About the owner
I love to feed people. More than that, I have a passion for food, and the kitchen is my home. As a native of southern Louisiana, the culinary arts have always been a part of my life—a part of life generally. Growing up, the kitchen was a place where I could express myself, but in a modest household such as the one I was raised, a career in self-expression and other artistry was a luxury I could not afford. Therefore, I considered cooking and baking a hobby rather than a career. With much apprehension, I set off to college in an attempt to discover a suitable profession. During my quest, I received an undergraduate business degree in Marketing and a graduate degree in Public Administration from Louisiana State University. Following, I received a juris doctorate degree from Southern University Law Center.
After receiving my law degree, I set out to Chicago, where I worked for one of the largest law firms in the world. Still, I wasn't happy. Even after earning three degrees and practicing law for years, I'd come full circle. After much deliberation, I felt myself drawn to the place where I had always found comfort—the kitchen. I mustered up the courage, and I relocated to London, United Kingdom to study patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu, where I obtained a Superior Patisserie Diploma.
While in London I was employed with Les Deux Salons as a pastry chef. I was in charge of producing daily menu items as well as items for the restaurant's afternoon tea events. At Les Deux, I developed my love for jams and jellies. Following my employment with Les Deux, I secured employment with one of London's largest patisseries - Patisserie Valerie. There, I was introduced to bread baking on a massive scale. I'd found my second love!
In 2012, I departed London and returned to Chicago, where I managed a set of bakeries, overseeing dozens of employees. I baked fresh breads daily. I was enjoying my new career. I was happy. But it was time to move again. My husband and I had started a family, and we wanted to live closer to our families in Louisiana. So we moved to Texas.
Shortly after our move, I established Breads & Spreads And Other Fine Foods as a home-based business to share my love for breads, jams, jellies, and other foods. Like I said, I love to feed people. I hope you enjoy our products!