ALL I WANTED WAS A SANDWICH
That is where Care Bakery started.
I’m Kerry Bennett and I moved to Calgary to pursue my dream of opening a restaurant. I thought that as a restaurateur I could create a special place where people could appreciate good food and enjoy being together. I decided to round out my previous experience by taking the culinary program at SAIT.
Not long before the program started, I realized that I couldn’t eat gluten, which led to many tearful nights. It may seem dramatic, but the thought of never getting to experience real Chicago deep dish pizza or crepes on the streets of Paris was devastating.
I took the program despite my restrictions and modified the recipes to work for me. It didn’t take long to realize that delicious gluten-free baking was possible, even when the finished product wasn’t always what we intended! We made dinner rolls that turned out to be the best Yorkshire puddings ever, and a strudel dough that actually made beautiful bread. Regardless, we were learning.
With my friends’ help, the research continued and the dream grew. I thought, why not change the way we dine out? Even though I had the recipes to make delicious gluten-free bread, I couldn’t enjoy it in restaurants and thus my purse was full of crumbs from carrying buns around.
Maybe I can’t change Chicago or Paris, but I can change the way we eat out locally as Canadians. My goal is to create delicious products that are not a default for celiacs, but a choice for everyone, one bun at a time.