All the goodies you’ve grown to know and love don’t just magically make their way to Lovejoy’s shelves. We have an amazing team of dedicated, wonderful bakers that work day and night to bring you the very best breads and pastries. Here’s your chance to learn about our fantastic staff:
First up is Sara Carpenter. She has been with LJB for two years, and her work has been nothing but solid.
Q: What has baking taught you about life?
A: Don’t sweat the small stuff, everything will get done
Q: Favorite thing to bake?
A: Anything involving the creaming method
Q: Favorite restaurant?
A: Lardo – it’s hard to beat their double burger with dirty fries and a micro brew
Q: What products have you come up with?
A: Monkey bread, everything challah roll, and currently working on a chocolate almond croissant
Q: Best song for baking?
A: Under Pressure by Queen
Next Up: We wanted to give a little shout out to Kandice Brending. Kandice has also made wonderful contributions to Lovejoy as well including our Cinnamon Roll (lovingly called Kinnamon Roll by staff). Sadly, this is her last week with Lovejoy before she starts a new adventure.
Q: How did you start baking?
A: Ever since I was little I’ve been baking from scratch. My whole family called me little Betty Crocker growing up so none of them were surprised when I chose baking as a career. Later I became the head cake decorator at a Coldstone creamery and that continued my interest in baking and more specifically specialty cakes.
Q: Best song to bake to?
A: The best song to bake to hands down is Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest. I’m always dancing while i bake.
Q: If you were to get a culinary inspired tattoo what would you get?
A: I actually already have culinary inspired tattoos! I call them my finger utensils. I have a chefs knife, a rolling pin, and a spatula on the inside of three of my fingers. My parents weren’t super excited about them but I’m in love.