When Roanna Canete’s toddler son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies, she began to notice the difficulties of finding good tasting food for him. While living in Italy, she had studied cooking, baking, chocolate making and gelato from a culture that places the highest value on food quality, freshness, taste, and appearance. She used this training to launch a wholesale bakery and custom cake studio as a “cottage industry,” working from her Coronado home.
Now Canete has a 2,400 square foot production facility in Clairemont serving restaurants and hotels throughout the County. But Canete hasn’t forgotten her community roots! Every Friday delivery trucks come to Coronado to distribute individual orders, taken over her website, coronadosglutenfreepantry.com. At the flower show, she’ll be selling cupcakes, brownies and cookies. There will also be a “cupcake lab” where kids can decorate their own cupcakes.