Alexandra Robinson - Pastry Chef - Mom & Business Owner - Lover of Sweets
Alex is the creator and baker behind all things BEB. Her passion shines through in her sweets. She studied under some incredible pastry chefs in both Los Angeles and Paris. Instilled with values of good ingredients and European methods, she takes no shortcuts on flavor. Her favorite little pastries to experiment with are french macarons, the flavor possibilities are endless.
What you can expect from the Blue Eyed Baker...
everything is made from scratch, from graham crackers to caramel
no corn syrup or artificial flavors
real butter, no shortening
the most natural ingredients, bought locally when possible
Liz Vail - Wedding Manager - Pastry Chef
Liz is the brown-eyed wedding manager for the Blue Eyed Baker. She graduated from the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute in May 2018 with an Associates in Applied Science degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. She meets with our brides and grooms for wedding meetings, creates the cakes and wedding desserts, and sets up the dessert tables for Blue Eyed Baker customers. Want a cake for a special occasion? Liz can make that happen! With formal education, one-on-one training, and personal dedication, Liz's love for baking radiates through the product she creates.
Paige Ellen - Baking Assistant - Local Food Fanatic
Meet one of our baking assistants, Paige Ellen!
A born and raised WNY-er, you can find Paige at the East Aurora farmers’ market on Saturday mornings. If you’re looking for a muffin, scone or cookie to satisfy your sweet tooth, Paige is your gal. Paige is a local-food-fanatic and agriculture nerd, and she loves baking with seasonal fruits and herbs from our farmer friends. After completing her degree in International Relations in 2015, Paige briefly worked in marketing before redirecting to pursue her true passion: wholesome food, made with love from real ingredients. When she’s not working on our pastries, Paige likes to spend time on her yoga mat, writing poetry, or walking in her back field with her new husband Patrick and their tiny terrier.
Nick Robinson - Croissant Perfecter - Idea Man
This is Nick, who married a baker with her own business and therefore got roped into the madness. Ha, but for real my husband loves this bakery as much as I do. He works full time, is a new dad, and goes to grad school but somehow manages to play a big role in the business too! From carrying heavy bags of flour, to charming everyone at the markets, and making all of the croissants... yes that’s right he hand rolls ALL of our croissants. When I was pregnant I was like “hey I need help rolling these,” and with a little training he became obsessed, did a lot of research, and perfected the technique. He’s the man of a million ideas (and I let him execute about 1% of them😂) but come check out his newest venture, breakfast sandwiches! At the EA Farmers market on Saturday’s, and man are they good.
Tori Ferraina - Marketing & Events - Pastry Enthusiast
Tori helps out with our sales and marketing here at BEB. She loves everything about food, especially desserts! As a former loyal customer turned BEB team member, she is more than happy to talk endlessly with you about macarons, croissants, and all of our bakery creations. You can find Tori out at the farmers market and at BEB special events.
Kate Burandt - Macaron Filler Extraordinaire
Say hi to Kate! She’s our youngest team member who has loved baking since she was a little girl with her grandma. She wears her grandpa’s apron when she bakes! She loves French Macarons and was excited to see how they are made. Kate fills hundreds of Macarons a day, so she’s a rockstar 🎸 When Kate isn’t baking she enjoys competitive dirt bike riding.