Wanda Beaver''s love of baking began at an
early age. She baked her first pie when she was nine using cherries
picked from her family''s half-acre fruit-filled paradise. Since
that first sour cherry pie, which is still her favorite, she
hasn''t looked back.
Born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, in the heart of
Canada''s prime fruit-growing area, she pushed her passion for
baking aside in favor of more "serious" career aspirations. During
her fourth year at the Ontario College of Art, a freshly baked pie
for a friend led to her first commercial account. By graduation,
she was delivering so many pies, she put her art career on hold
(temporarily, she thought) to open a small bakery.
Fifteen years later, Wanda has 20 employees, two retail
locations, and more than enough customers to keep her busy baking
pies, cookies, cakes, and other sweets.