I know that many of you are just like me and have a sweet tooth that you have to feed. If so then this week’s Black Owned Local Business is going to make your sweet tooth oh so happy. It’s Jelana’s Bake Shop a local licensed in home kitchen located in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Owned by Jelana Canfield, a California native who brought her family heritage and passion to share amazing baked goods to the Pac NW. Jelana has a Bachelor’s in Theater Arts from Mills College. After graduation she traveled the globe pursuing her career in the performing arts as an dancer, writer and actor. During this time she earned extra money working in restaurants where she gained knowledge and found she had a passion for pastry, food and wine which led to her side hustle becoming her career. While working as a server and manager in different restaurants she began to hone her pastry skills by taking training sessions for pastry at Morimoto Maui, Mala Ocean Tavern as well as the Cheesecake Factory. This training led her to accept a baking restaurant at Portland’s oldest restaurant The Harvest Bar where she continued to expand her knowledge and skills regarding operations, as well as professional and technical pastry skills.
Jelana’s specialties include amazingly flavorful cinnamon rolls, cookies, tarts, designer desserts as well as custom cakes for all events. Please keep in mind that Jelana’s is not your traditional walk up bakery. Your sweet tooth fantasies are all ordered online with most items being ready to be picked up on the same day they are ordered depending on time of day they are ordered and how much is ordered. You can do pick-up, delivery or have your treats shipped to your door – DANGEROUS I know.
Jelana works with local suppliers because she wants to source the freshest local ingredients that she can. The produce and animal based ingredients she uses are organic and she uses local flour as well as Bob’s Red Mill gluten free flour when needed. Please keep in mind that Jelana’s is not a nut free, gluten free or strictly vegan bakery, however they do provide tasty treats that meet your dietary restrictions. When making these items a complete deep sanitization treatment is done before and after these products are made.
If you’ve tried Jelean’s Bake Shop I’d love to know what your favorite treat is.