This month’s Boss of September is Savannah Grace! We wanted to discuss her success as a female entrepreneur during this pandemic.

Savannah is a professionally trained baker/pastry chef. Who created her own business “Savannah Grace Bakes”. She has been baking and cooking ever since she was a little girl – knowing that one day, she would have a creative job… but this is beyond her wildest dreams. She spends all day in the kitchen, listening to Taylor Swift and baking! What could be better?⁠

We sat down with Savannah Grace to ask her some questions about her success!

Tell us about your career journey

My career journey started off after graduating George Brown College – I worked in various restaurants, bakeries, and country clubs.  Nothing seemed to quite fit what I had envisioned myself doing forever.  So I quit and started my own business in the winter of 2019.

If you have any advice to offer your younger self what would it be? 

If I had any advice for my younger self, it would be to stay focused and passionate about what you do.  When I quit my job at the country club my boss asked what I was going to do & where I was going – I told him I was going to start my own business. He pretty much laughed in my face and said that I won’t be successful.  Well, here I am!

How did you navigate staying motivated during the pandemic?

Working during the pandemic has not been too bad! I have had to pivot my business model; make smaller cakes, cater to smaller/household parties, and do a lot more deliveries.  But the pandemic also helped my business boom!  I try to stick to schedules and always make plans and keep organized in order to keep me motivated.  I try to stay creative and always try new and exciting things so I never get bored of baking!

What does your daily routine look like?

My daily routine: I wake up and turn on the ovens.  I usually bake for a couple of hours in the morning, then while my cakes are cooling, I try to squeeze in a workout.  After that, I will decorate cakes and cookies, and do some more baking in the afternoon.  I will make dinner & then do some contracts and answer emails in the evening.  My days vary depending if I have deliveries or pickups – I always have to keep a schedule to organize my days/weeks/months.

Savannah Grace mainly focuses on custom cakes for occasions like weddings, showers, and birthdays. She also make custom cookies, cupcakes, French macarons, donuts, and more.⁠

To follow her journey visit @Savannahgracebakes on Instagram!

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