Cafe Sunflower is currently closed for repairs.

Sunflower Bakery will be closed on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Please join us in celebrating our graduates and community champions at Sunflower Bakery’s Annual Celebration & Graduation Event on June 16th! Tickets are available HERE.

About our Graduates

Andres, Pastry Arts

Andres first participated in the Teen Exposure Program at Sunflower and then joined our Pastry Arts Program in April 2023.

He took advantage of his training period immersing himself in learning various culinary techniques and bakery operations. Thankful for the growth opportunities offered at Sunflower, Andres aims to work in a bakery department specializing in the making and decorating of cakes.

Celine, Pastry Arts

Celine joined Sunflower in January 2023, driven by her ambition for professional growth, skill acquisition, and job training.

Celine’s love for baking, nurtured at home alongside her stepmother, enabled her to swiftly adjust to the Pastry Arts Program.

Challah making, cookie platter arranging, and expert piping showcased her creativity and precision.

Celine aims for a future where she can further explore her creativity in baking and decoration, incorporating natural talent with her desire for improved skill acquisition.

Madeline, Pastry Arts

Madeline joined Sunflower Bakery in January 2023 drawn by her affection for baking. What she cherishes most about her training experience at Sunflower is the chance it gave her to concentrate on skill enhancement.

Eager to refine her techniques in shaping dough and proofing, as well as excelling in time management and fostering collaborative teamwork, Madeline relished the opportunity to expand her capabilities in areas she is passionate about.

Douglas, Pastry Arts

Douglas was attracted to Sunflower Bakery because of the supportive atmosphere and his desire to grow in a competitive professional setting.

During his Pastry Arts training, Douglas tackled a variety of tasks gaining a thorough grasp of kitchen operations. These tasks included ingredient preparation, dough production and closing procedures. He also focused on memorizing recipes, perfecting his baking techniques, and recognizing the importance of communication.

Douglas valued the camaraderie and supportive environment at Sunflower, which made him feel at ease and keen to learn.

Alex, Pastry Arts

Alex began training at Sunflower Bakery in April 2023. At the bakery, Alex found joy in perfecting recipes and honing his skills.

Under the chef’s supportive guidance, Alex transformed, mastering the art and discipline of pastry making.

Now, as a graduate, Alex aims to explore the culinary field further, fueled by the skills and mentorship from Sunflower Bakery. Appreciating the value of teamwork and learning from mistakes, he sees this not as an end but the start of a lifelong culinary adventure.

Peter, Pastry Arts

In January 2023, Peter joined Sunflower Bakery with a clear goal to complete our Pastry Arts Program. Aiming for a career as a pastry chef, Peter fully immersed himself in his job training.

Peter excelled in preparing various types of batter and dough. He adapted quickly to the demands of our fast paced production kitchen, honing his skills in both efficiency and punctuality.

The structured and supportive environment at Sunflower helped to foster his growth and success throughout the program.

Nico, Pastry Arts

Nico joined Sunflower Bakery in January 2023 seeking to blend his personal hobbies with professional aspirations. Baking with his grandmother sparked a keen interest in the world of Pastry Arts. However, what truly convinced Nico to complete our program was the inclusive and encouraging atmosphere at Sunflower.

He deeply valued the mentorship and affirmation received from our skilled chefs. These experiences have not only fueled his passion, but also solidified his goal to pursue a career in Pastry Arts, transforming his love for baking into a rewarding profession.

Liam, Pastry Arts

Liam joined Sunflower in January 2023, from a recommendation by his Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) counselor.

He enhanced his skills during training, managing various tasks like operating the cash register, greeting customers, and organizing products. Valuing the camaraderie, friendly environment, and impactful work, he eagerly developed the job skills needed for employment.

Post-program, Liam aims to apply his Sunflower raining in a grocery store, assisting and interacting with customers.

Emmanuel, Hospitality

Emmanuel started the Hospitality Program at Sunflower Bakery in January 2023. He wanted to deepen his understanding of the Hospitality Industry and dedicated his efforts to improving his customer service skills. He also enjoyed greeting guests at our Bakeshop.

He valued Sunflower’s supportive community and the opportunity to forge strong connections with his peers and staff. Known for his reliability and meticulous approach to cleanliness, Emmanuel looks forward to applying the skills he refined during his Hospitality Training to a future role within the industry.

Timeah, Hospitality

Timeah started her training in Hospitality at Sunflower for the opportunity to work closely with people and step outside her comfort zone.

She enhanced customer experiences through effective upselling, proficiently managing the point of sale system, and restocking products. Dedicated to developing her self-advocacy and confidence, Timeah proactively asked questions in areas where she was previously unfamiliar.

She valued the support provided by our Hospitality instructors, which helped her to strengthen a mindset for success as she pursues her career in Hospitality.

Roxy, Hospitality

Roxy joined Sunflower in July 2023, aiming to enhance her personal and professional growth.

At Sunflower, Roxy built her soft skills which helped her gain an understanding of the importance of better communication for job attainment.

Enjoying the connections with others in Sunflower’s supportive environment, Roxy aspires to become a librarian, inspired by her love for graphic novels.

Josiah, Hospitality

Josiah joined Sunflower Bakery in January 2023, driven by his passion for connecting with diverse individuals and assisting others.

He excelled in the bakeshop’s social setting by prioritizing customer service, understanding the importance of putting customers first. Completing ServSafe training and gaining valuable insights from hospitality instructors significantly boosted his confidence.

Looking ahead, Josiah seeks apply his skills in management positions across the retail sector, aiming to make a meaningful difference in the hospitality industry.