Kahiau's Bakery & Cafe is located in Virginia Beach. We have 2 locations. Our main location is the Cafe at 3712 S. Plaza Trail and we have retail location in Virginia Beach Farmers Market on 3640 Dam Neck Road. We carry all vegan pastries and savory food and we are so excited to be opening a cafe where you can come and sit and enjoy the experience as well as the food.
Originally Born and Raised In Philadelphia I attended Culinary School and graduated from the Philadelphia Restaurant School in 1997. I then was hired and worked for The Ritz Carlton Hotel where I learned my discipline. The ritz closed for year and then became a Starwood Property starting with
The St Regis which then turned in to the Westin. This is where I learned everything from management, ordering and everything in between. I then went onto French Based Hotel Sofitel-Philadelphia. I was certified in Viennoise Pastries, Boulangerie from Lenotre. And the I decided to make the move to Hawai'i.
One day in 2004, on a whim, I sold everything I had, bought a one way plane ticket to Hawai'i in the search of a dream and I never looked back. I was hired as the civilian pastry chef for The Marine Corps and was there for a few years. This is where I met my husband. In 2006 I took another plunge started my own Cake Company, Sunshine's Cake Creations which was started in Culinary school as a big dream. I was very successful for 8 years until I relocated to Hampton Roads with my husband. We have been featured in many Hawaiian and National Magazines. We have been featured on Tv, online and in the paper.
We moved here to the Hampton Roads area in 2013 and I began to sell my vegan food at Virginia Beach Farmers Market. In 1 year we have exploded and made such amazing customers. I have decided to take another Plunge and get a brick and morter location where I can bake and serve hot savory Vegan Food. I am excited to have a 25 seat cafe which will open soon.
And the story of my life continues......