Chez Moi Bakery is a specialty bakery known for Brown Sugar Vanilla Rum Cake #AsSeenOnPBS which is made in small batches with high-quality ingredients.
Chez Moi was founded November 2005 as a home-based bakery inspected by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and added a dessert food truck March 23, 2013. I left corporate America June 2015 to run the business full time which was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
I bake for two coffee shops - Cocoa Cinnamon (Geer St. & Hillsborough Rd. locations) along with a restaurant & coffee bar - Namu and most recently you can find cake by the slice in downtown Durham at Bulldega (check availability). Nationwide shipping is available year around which is shipped by FedEx. Unknown fact, Chez Moi has shipped as far as Afghanistan which was a special request! I'm extremely thankful for our military, first responders and front line workers! Thank you for your service.
How It All Started
My love for the French language gave me the name for my passion in baking. Chez [shey] Moi [mwa] means "my place". We are a home food processor under the State of NC's Dept of Agriculture...hence the name. :)
It all started on a cruise to the Grand Caymans. A cruise I wasn't scheduled to take until the last minute because a family member was unable to go. There was a rum-tasting onboard the ship and an excursion which included a visit to a local rum cake bakery. After bringing back a few bottles of rum and having always baked for family and friends, I decided to try a rum cake. It ended up being something spectacular! My passion for baking started early in life with YES, MY EZ BAKE OVEN! It's true! I would bake my Dad miniature pineapple layer cakes. IMAGINE THAT! My Mother baked every chance she had...her specialties were apple pies, peach cobbler and yeast rolls. MMmm! It seemed as if you could taste the love like it was an actual ingredient. I always wanted to help... not realizing that even then... I was preparing for my future.
“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."