Vic the Chef:: Ajax, Durham Region Spotlight on Business.
It's been far too long since I've had one of these posts up. I love helping to promote local business and talent. Meet Vicky ( aka Vic the Chef). I've known of of her awesome talent for years and love that she decided to follow her passion and open her own business to share her yummy creations and artwork with others.
Here's a bit about her and what she does:
Vik started her professional Culinary Apprenticeship at the age of 18. Working in 4 Star Hotels and Restaurant kitchens across Canada helped her achieve Red Seal Status at a very young age and move on to compete and receive several Awards and Gold Medals in Salon Cuisine Competitions. Working in all areas of the professional kitchen, she gained experience as Sous Chef , Restaurant Chef, and received training in Food Handling and Sanitation.
Pastry and Baking Arts were the next skills acquired, followed by European style Fondant techniques, Pure Chocolate Skills and delicate handmade Sugar Flowers. To improve her techniques in Sugar craft, Vik has traveled to study with other top Sugar Artists. She has been on course with: Kathy Scott, Toba Garrett, Diane Gruenberg, Norman Davis and Debbie Brown.
By accepting only a limited number of commissions, each cake is given her 100 % focus.
" I specialize in Wedding Cakes but over the years my past brides have started families and so I've been asked to create a line of unique cakes for children and babies. It's very flattering to have my brides return to me year after year for cakes for their own children and family events. My favorite part is the unusual and often challenging requests made by excited and highly imaginative children. They often require utilizing cutting edge techniques and so we strive to create "Extreme Cakes" that will be remembered for years. We absolutely love the challenge almost as much as making the kids ideas come to life in sugar.
Utilizing her 20 years of professional industry experience, Vik’s forté is custom designing and executing unique and delicious cake showpieces for your event. "Cakes are an important focal point of any celebration but we also offer edible favors that have become extremely popular with children's parties and wedding reception events." Many enviornmentally friendly Moms would rather send a loot bag of edible favors home for the kids rather than a handful of plastic toys. Wedding guests are thrilled with delicious cookies or truffles as Bomboniere, and they can be custom designed to match the brides theme and colors."
Located in the Durham region we offer delivery for larger cakes across the GTA. Free pick up is also offered for our local clients.
For more information on how to order a cake and to check out her site..please visit: http://www.vikthechef.ca/