Almost as far back as I can remember I was cooking. As a young girl growing up in El Salvador my first foray into the culinary world was making cookies. While I did not receive critical acclaim at that time, I was undeterred and determined to perfect my craft. By the time I moved to the United States, I had moved on from cookies and endeavored into cakes and pies.
Although my creativity led me down a different path, studying fine art in school, I had no idea I would eventually merge my love of cooking with art. In 1992 I started a gift basket company, The Silver Spoon, while still in college which then became a gourmet food shop and tea room. The tea room soon evolved into a full service restaurant and catering operation, which I later sold in 2008. In 2009 I opened a boutique catering company, Gourmet Girls. This business model has allowed me to explore my creativity even further. Focusing on food styling, culinary trends, and attention to detail. Pastries have once again become my passion, specializing in hand painted cookies, chocolate and cakes.
In November 2018 I opened our new location on Lobdell Avenue in studio Park. We continue to cater events, have a pastry case for walk in customers, and entertaining tabletop retail. We also serve a small dine-in and carry-out lunch Tuesday through Friday and teach cooking classes in our open kitchen, come by and see us!