I love baking. I always have. From the time I was a little girl until now, baking has always been a happy place. Even as an adult I find myself exited to bake and make the perfect muffin or the perfect cake. It was a way my mom and I bonded. We would chat about recipes what we made for dinner, or if I needed to remember a recipe she made before.
In 2019, I helped open, manage and operate the popular breakfast and lunch restaurant called Waffle on Inn located in Gold Canyon, AZ. After the owner's passing in December of 2021 and with a decline in finding reliable employees to carry out the day to day business, my son Zach and I brainstormed ideas of ways to keep the memory alive and not have to close the space completely. I started baking for customers and doing events for our community group "Gold Canyon Strong" run by our local residents as well as taking special orders for customers for gift baskets and gifts for clients and doctors. My dream was realized and I formed my plan to create Jen's Gourmet Goodies.
Over the past few years working the restaurant business has made me realize now is the time to fulfill my dream of opening a bakery and coffee house and there is no place I'd rather do it than Gold Canyon, AZ.
Gold Canyon has been my home for more than 12 years and is a place I've grown to love. The community, the views of the Superstition Mountains and the place I've raised my son. Our community is the perfect place for the setting of the style bakery I'm looking to establish. Gourmet items, fresh baked, tasty beverages and gathering with friends.