We're extremely excited to announce we are now expanding globally with the launch of Protein Bakery UK! Working alongside some of the top bakers in the U.K., I've taken the best parts of my recipes and made them distinctly British. I've always been such a fan of British culture, style and sensibility so it was only a matter of time before I made this very exciting jump! When I started the bakery in 1999, I wanted to take the taste and simplicity of my Grandma's homemade cookies and fuse them with the nutritional balance we all need in our fast paced-lives. Growing up in an Italian family, food was about celebration, sadly that "celebration" ended up on my waistline! After losing 82 lbs, I realized (while staring at a case full of bakery treats...all over 700 calories) there was nothing on the market for people like me who enjoy food but understand the need for balance. I've never been one to shy away from flavor or decadence, but this time my commitment to staying healthy would outweigh my sweet tooth! The rest as they say is history.
Bringing together community is another mission close to my heart. It is one of my strongest objectives as a business owner. When I first started baking, I partnered with one of my favorite local bakeries in Manhattan. In the beginning, all I had was a hand full of recipes and a giant helping of ambition! I was so lucky to have worked with a family bakery who taught me early the importance of quality products and a hands on approach. I also learned the value of using locally sourced, natural ingredients. Trust me, it makes all the difference. I remember passing out samples to people who took my classes. It was like being in a room full of judges scoring your food! Seeing the smiles on peoples faces after tasting my brownies and cookies was all I needed to confirm I'd found my passion. I am so excited to be bringing this passion to a new audience, and can't wait for everyone in the U.K. to enjoy Protein Bakery.