It’s 1989, you’re wandering through the hazy streets of Amsterdam on a crisp November morning. As you wander past Lieuwma Bakery you get a waft of some incredible authentic Dutch pastries. This is a scene that has been lived a thousand times. Until 2001, when this particular baker decided he wanted a new challenge. Moving the whole family to St Thomas, Ontario, he carved out a new niche in Canada and laid the foundations for the business that still thrives today.
But that is not the story we are here to tell. We are here to talk about the son who spent his childhood making apple fritters and dreaming of how he could do things a little differently. A year after graduating from the business marketing program at Fanshawe, Kelvin launched The Fritter Shop, a thriving bakery that specializes in fresh, delicious, and hand crafted Dutch fritters.
“With the baking aspect of it, I have learned everything from my dad. I always tried to help out as a kid, but when I was 14 I really started to take it seriously. I didn’t think that was the path I was going to take. But, Dutch baking is the best in the world. Not that I am biased when I say that!”PLEASE GIVE US A LIKE, SHARE, AND FOLLOW HERE: