what’s rose up to now
I grew up around a family that loved food. It was no surprise that I wanted my very first job to be in the wonderful world of hospitality. I loved being in the kitchen, getting my hands dirty and most of all, I loved managing the front of the house.
I knew I wanted to open my own shop, but I didn’t think it would have happened as quickly as it did. It all kind of happened in the blink of an eye, and before I could process it all, Rosie’s Eatery came to life. My little store that I grew from white blank walls, and bare insides came into a colourful and warm environment that you could come into and feel at home. My heart and soul went into that store each and everyday and with the help of wonderful family and employees, I grew that store into a successful wholesale business that catered to coffee shops all around the city of Toronto.
With that, came stress and lots of it. I opened Rosie’s when I was 24 years old, and I had big bright eyes and a lot of passion. That passion and love slowly wore off as my stress load and anxieties took over my entire mental state. All I did was think about Rosie’s and when I wasn’t at the shop, I was even more anxious and my mental and spiritual well being suffered because of that.
I didn’t realize how badly I was suffering until it was over, and the doors were closed and I could finally breathe again. It’s been 3 months now, and I am finally feeling like myself again.
Instead of going back into the world of hospitality, I have decided to take a leap of faith into the world of retail. I never thought I would love working retail, but as it turns out, I really do.
I will always bake, it’s forever my one true love and brings me so much joy but as this time, I am ready to continue on my new journey.
Thank you for all the support over the years. I will always be here when you need help with gluten free / vegan / naturally sweetened baking & cooking questions. I will continue posting new recipes on my blog starting in the Fall!
I hope to see you soon,