100 Gore Street E.
  Perth, Ontario, K7H 1J3

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Meet Our Team

STAFF BIOGRAPHIES

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HEIDI FOSTER
I have the best job in the bakeshop! I get to meet new and regular customers, and I am the one who gets all the compliments for the delicious baked goods and lunches that all the girls in the kitchen make.

LAUREN LARMON
My name is Lauren Larmon. I am 16 years old, currently in grade 11. The bakeshop is a wonderful friendly environment and a great place for me to learn new things and continue doing what I enjoy… BAKING!

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ANNA BUCHANAN
My name is Anna. I began working at the Sunflower 3 years ago after graduating from the Baking and Pastry Arts program at Algonquin College. I am in charge of all the ordering and organizing of stock. I also provide all the creative salads, soups and many of the lunch items served daily on our deli style line up. Cooking and baking have always been my greatest hobby, and I am very lucky that I love what I do!

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ROBYN VANALSTYNE CRAWFORD
My name is Robyn and I am excited to be a new member of the Sunflower team. I am an early morning baker, making many of the breads, rolls, croissant and muffins that are made fresh daily in the morning. I remember coming to the bakeshop as a young girl with my grandma to buy cookies and thinking these people have the best job ever! Now, after completing the Baking and Pastry Arts program at Algonquin College and being hired on as a full time baker, I have the best job ever!!

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MOLLY GROCOCK
My name is Molly Grocock, I moved to Canada from the UK last year and started working full time at the Sunflower Bakeshop late November 2016. I have the amazing job of greeting all of our customers and helping them find the perfect snack, dessert or delicious cake. I have a passion for all kinds of food so the Sunflower is a perfect spot for me. I learn something new every day and the girls are just great to work with!

MEGAN DONNELLY
My name is Megan Donnelly, I am 15 years old, and this is my first job. I really enjoy working here because the goodies at the bakeshop are delicious! Working here is great because I have the support of all the staff to learn many skills that will help me in the future.

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NANCY BALL
I started my baking career at The Sunflower Bake Shop back in 2005 when the shop was at its original location on Herriott St., Perth. Bob the bread baker was my guide into the world of artisan bread making, and Tamara my tutor on everything else. The transition to the beautiful new location by the river on Gore St allowed the shop to expand, and I have enjoyed the company of many fellow bakers and cookie makers over the years. I see the sun rise every morning at work, and smell the wonderful home baked breads in the quiet shop as the day gradually comes alive with staff and the regular customers who make this business thrive.

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ROBIN NASH
My name is Robin Nash and I am working at the Sunflower for my first job! I had some experience with baking before, but working here I realized how much I love baking cookies, bars and all sorts of fun stuff. I am a student, and in my spare time I play soccer and some music. I am so excited to spend the rest of my year here!

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LAURA JAMES
Hi, I’m Laura. I am pleased to have started back working fulltime at the Sunflower in December 2016. As a senior baker, I am responsible for baking the sweets in the bake shop.
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Queens’ University and a Culinary Management – Nutrition diploma from George Brown College. Although I originally went to school for sociology, I have always loved being in the kitchen. While going to culinary school, I realized that I loved the baking classes. I feel the most comfortable while baking and I love the creativity of decorating desserts. I have a passion for food and I love how food brings people together. I love The Sunflower Bake Shop’s atmosphere and of course, the carrot cake!

Jean Bourns

JEAN BOURNS
Hi there. My name is Jean Bourns. I have been an employee at The Sunflower BakeShop for longer than anyone- 18 years! The bakeshop crew are like a second family to me, and over the years I have met and become friends with many of the people who have worked here. I help out wherever it is needed, often stamping and folding boxes, and doing dishes.

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NATHALIE LEDOUX
I’m Nathalie, I joined the Sunflower team 3 months ago and I appreciate the opportunity to bake delicious products in such a dynamic and competent team. This is a first experience for me as a baker, and it represents a double challenge since I’m also learning the English language – so I can serve you better!
Je suis Nathalie, j’ai rejoint l’équipe du Sunflower il y a 3 mois et j’apprécie beaucoup l’opportunité de cuisiner des produits succulents au sein d’une équipe dynamique et compétente. C’est pour moi une première expérience à titre de boulangère, et ça représente un double défi car j’apprends en même temps la langue anglaise afin de pouvoir toujours mieux vous servir!

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CHELSEA SHEIL
Ever since I was a kid, I have been baking. In high school I had the opportunity of taking a coop credit, where I met Tamara, the owner of Sunflower. The coop placement was a success, and afterward I was offered a summer job.
I am now a graduate of the Baking and Pastry Arts program at Algonquin College, where I learned many interesting techniques and skills. I continue to work at the bakeshop to build on this newly acquired knowledge. It is a lot of fun, and the people I work with are amazing- there is never a dull moment at the Sunflower!