Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Bennett Valley just got a whole lot sweeter. Local Pastry Chef Stacy Willis is opening The Pink Box Baking Company in Bennett Valley. Slated for an early September opening, the bakery will feature a broad selection of pastries, cakes, cookies, brownies and bars along with morning coffee and espresso.
Willis grew up in Sonoma County and was most recently pastry chef for The French Garden in Sebastopol. She is a graduate for the San Diego Culinary Institute’s Baking and Pastry Arts program and has worked at a number of upscale restaurants and bakeries in Southern California.
“We’re making everything in house,” said Willis. Her specialty: Puff pastry, which she makes by hand — a delicate European pastry composed of dozens of paper thin layers of dough and butter similar to phyllo. Willis hopes to add fancy plated desserts and possibly champagne later in the fall.
Opening September 1
The Pink Box Baking Company, 2700 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa, 331-3453. thepinkboxbakingcompany.com