Being made redundant in my mid 30’s was the best thing that ever happened to me.
A bold statement to make but it’s true. After some mild panic I decided it was time to leave the corporate world and do something I loved, something I could be proud of.
Growing up in a family of chef’s, bakers, restaurateur’s and absolute foodies, I had spent my childhood in the kitchen, and loved it.
I was an okay baker, but not polished enough to run my own business. One day I decided to enrol in Patisserie at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in London and the rest, as they say, is history.
When I found “Fleur”, my 1970 Citroen H-Van Patisserie, back in 2013 at the same time as I was studying, she was a pitiful state, full of holes and covered in rust. She had been left to the elements on a farm in Provence, South of France, completely abandoned and forgotten about. Her engine no longer worked and it looked like her days were numbered.
However, with some (a LOT) of TLC, she was restored beyond her former glory and now we travel the country serving up Cakes and Brownies to Wedding/Party guests and event goers. Everywhere we go she is met with smiles and kind words, worlds apart from when we found her.
Through attending events and weddings with Fleur the Brownie Side of the business took off massively. No matter how many brownies we would make, they were always the first to sell out. I have lost count of the amount of times I have been asked if we can send our brownies out by post. After much deliberation and testing delivery methods on poor unsuspecting recipients, here we are. Delivering our Artisana Gourmet Brownies UK wide, direct to your door. Beautifully packaged they also make the perfect food gift for a loved one, or simply a treat for yourself.
A lot of love goes into my bakes. I use local, high quality ingredients, where possible and very carefully considered flavours.
Fleur is also available for hire to serve your Wedding or Party Guests with an array of sweet treats and beverages, including a delicious array of stunning, rustically romantic Wedding and celebration cakes.
Find out more @ www.artisanabrownies.com