Pastry chef serves up freshness and friendship

A visit to Auntie Jo’s is like visiting your favourite Grandmother, the one that is the best cook in the family. Joelle treats her customers as if they are part of her family.

“My earliest memories in the kitchen are of making my parents breakfast in bed on the weekend, combining all kinds of ingredients to see what worked well together, and of course what my parents’ reactions would be.  But no matter what I put together and created, they always cleared their plates with a smile!”

“As a teenager, I worked in many fast-food and casual dining restaurants learning the basic skills of the industry and continued to test out recipes on family and friends. Along the way baking and pastries became my passion and I started my career at Marcelino in Mississauga as a baker before becoming a Pastry Chef earning a Certified Food Service Manager designation through the Canadian Restaurant Food Association,” said Joelle.

Over the next several years she was a Head Pastry Chef in many of the finer hotels and resorts throughout Canada, including The Keltic Lodge in Nova Scotia and Delta Lake Joseph in Muskoka.   

“I spent 10 years working for Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart Canada holding various management positions in Bakery, Food Merchandising and Operations, and was the District Manager of the fresh food departments: but I just could not deny my passion for food and the excitement at the thought of owning my own restaurant.” 

Auntie Jo’s is open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch and for dessert, they have a selection of sweet indulgences such as brownies, baklava, date squares, banana bread and butter tarts. Daily specials always include vegetarian and gluten free options. A soup of the day, specialty salads, hot and cold sandwiches are also available.






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