We had the good fortune of connecting with Amber Fontnette and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amber, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
It was me combining the nicknames my Sister had given my kids. After she passed baking was the only way o could be active. She always encouraged me to bake,and I followed that. When I started baking for my job and being constantly told I should open up a bakery. When the world was furloughed die to Covid-19,I took a leap of faith and opened up my bakery.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I run a vegan bakery. Yet 90% of our initial customer base is not vegan. We found out in pre marketing that branding as vegan and getting someone to change their mindset about vegan food was almost impossible. We decided to just sell the products,and then tell them after it was loved that they ate vegan. This strategy worked,and has bought us to where we are now.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Montrose,Almeda,and Galleria area are where we would go. Those places have a smorgasbord of things to do,eat,and play. Let’s not mention Galveston and the other surrounding minor cities
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My ancestors and family. They have always had me in the kitchen as long as I could remember,and always gave me honest feedback
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