Flashback: How French Made Baking Vancouver came to be…

When you ask an expat what he misses most from his home land, you invariably get the same two answers: family/friends and the food.

Did you know that French people spend as much time talking about food as actually cooking? Well, we are no exception to the rule and, although we like muffins and donuts, we really miss the pastries, biscuits and sweet stuff you can find in any neighbourhood bakery in France. Fortunately enough, David has a gift for cooking and baking… Ever heard of a groom being the Chef at his own wedding? It speaks for itself and shows how dedicated David is to his passion…

In 2009, we fell in love with British Columbia (who wouldn’t?) and Vancouver, a city we saw as the perfect place to start afresh. This is when David became a professional baker. After a couple of years perfecting his skills, he grew increasingly frustrated with the lack of originality and quality of the products in most bakeries and we decided it was time for us to start our own baking company: David as the Chef and Catherine helping with running the business and jurying whatever came out of the oven.

In January 2011, French Made Baking was born and we vowed to stick to our New Year’s resolution: to give our best to provide you with the best products and service.

Eventually, Catherine learned on the job as well and became the “Macarons Master” of the house and specialized in creating “fusion” flavours to build a bridge between this French classic and North American and Asian flavours like Durian, milk tea, peanut butter & jam, vegan chocolate macarons…