Photo by Abby Rose
You guys may have heard that the team at Sweet Heather Anne is growing! We’ve added Kim as our business manager, we’re in the midst of hiring a new decorator, and Abby, our interim business manager, is moving into the newly created head baker position.
So, here’s the deal. We’ve known for a long time that Abby is a wildly talent chef and baker. She studied at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, and she was the pastry chef for three years at Delphina in San Francisco. In Ann Arbor she owns her own company, Central Provisions, with her boyfriend and cheesemonger extraordinaire, Steve. She’s a hard worker. Every day after working her butt off here, she goes home to do more — to recipe test, write business plans, cook dinner for friends and family, serve until one in the morning at the Bar in Braun Court, send packages of preserves around the world (ok, just the US, but it sounded better, right?). Plus, she’s adorable the whole time. We should have been prepared to have our socks knocked off.
Abby has come in and taken on our baking projects with gusto. She attacks problems head on with intense enthusiasm, and she brings vibrant energy to the kitchen that is a breath of fresh air for Heather and me. She’s taken on the dessert counter simple treats as a creative project, and it’s incredibly inspiring.
We know Abby is destined for bigger things than this little cake shop. She and Steve are looking for investors for Central Provisions, and I predict you’ll see them in a brick and mortar establishment within the year. In the mean time, we’re so happy that she’s here with us.
Enjoy Nicole Haley‘s beautiful photos of Abby recipe testing cakes.
For more Abby (and Steve), follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Find out about special dinners and order their holiday gift boxes. They promised they’ll make a pop-up return, so keep your eyes peeled.
Oh, she made adorable mini-pies for the holiday this week. No, not that one with the beer and leprechauns. We’re talking PI DAY! Ann Arbor is a college town, now let’s see our nerds represent at the dessert counter!