Meet the Cheesecakery!
Believe it or not, owner Liz never really baked much growing up beside the occasional box cake mix or "donuts" she made with canned biscuits. Her friend invited her over to bake one day and she was amazed how they created all these different delicious desserts with just a few simple ingredients! She became engrossed with baking! Soaking up any knowledge she could get by watching YouTube videos, reading recipes, and attending Wilton classes at the local Michaels Craft stores.
Liz was just finishing up her business degree from the University of Cincinnati when the economy crashed in 2009. With little to no job opportunities, she continues to bake and bake until one day her mentor suggested she take her business education and create a baking business! He knew that she was on to something, so she went for it! Her efforts led her to partner with a local ice cream shop where she had her own store inside. When the ice cream shop closed, she enrolled in culinary school and completed a Pastry Arts degree.
She continued operating the business but also worked as a baker and Pastry Chef in various workplaces. Liz's mother at this time was operating a food truck serving industrial and construction workers. When she was ready to retire she asked Liz to take it over. Liz took up the task. She owned and operated that food truck for 3 years. Liz soon realized she had a knack for mobile dining and decided to create The Cheesecakery Food Truck! The Cheesecakery Food Truck was an instant success and Liz knew she would need a bigger kitchen than her current licensed home bakery could keep up with.
Madisonville is near and dear to Liz's heart and she couldn't imagine being anywhere else! Liz found a beautiful and charming new home for the Bakery on Whetsel Ave, and opened her very own retail bake shop on July 30th, 2019! With a new home for The Cheesecakery, growth wasn't far behind. Our menu has grown more and more. Always changing to match the season. Our team has grown, as well as our dreams and love for The Cheesecakery!
In 2021 alone, The Cheesecakery has expanded with a commissary kitchen, indoor dining room, a second food truck, expanded catering, and wholesale offerings to several locations around the city! We are currently working on opening up a large bakery next to our current cafe! We have so much more in store for The Cheesecakery! We hope you join and support us in the fun on our journey!
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