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:
Custard mixed with a strawberry-rhubarb pie filling
Slices of peach mixed with a custard
Custard mixed with a lemon pie filling
Chocolate custard with a slice of banana
Custard mixed with a cherry pie filling
Custard mixed with a blueberry pie filling
Almond paste with a slice of banana
A ring of real apple with custard center
Almond paste mixed with custard
A homemade brownie with a custard bottom