Not many bakeries can brag about their pumpkin pie being ranked number one in America by Rachael Ray. Sweetie Pies Bakery holds this accolade, along with being having been featured in Bon Appetit Magazine, Food & Wine Mag, and USA Today. Today’s guest, Toni Chiappetta, is the owner of this acclaimed bakery, which she grew out of her apartment kitchen!
In this episode, Toni sheds light on the different facets of her business from wholesale to retail and how she juggles it all. Being a woman is business is not always easy, but Toni does things on her terms, treating everyone with kindness and respect. We also learn more about the different distribution channels that the bakery has, which allows people all across the country to try these delicious treats.
Although she’s been in the business for over 20 years, Toni shows no sign of slowing down and Sweetie Pie continues to grow in leaps and bounds. Tune in today!
Meet Our Guest, Toni Chiappetta
Toni Chiappetta is originally from Cos Cob, Ct but considers herself a New York City girl. She studied music at Keene State College & Berklee College of Music In Boston before becoming a Pastry Chef from Boston to Philadelphia, Pa.
In 1991 Toni relocated to Napa to work at Table 29 & Bistro Don Giovanni restaurants. In 1994 Sweetie Pies bakery was born and became a brick and mortar bakery that has been making headlines ever since.
Meet Our Host, Frances Brunelle
Frances Brunelle is the founder of Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc., which specializes in the sale of lower middle-market manufacturing companies nationally. Fran and her team help to ensure the continuity of U.S. Manufacturing by transitioning ownership to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Fran writes on topics that help manufacturing business owners prepare their companies for sale and navigate the sale process to ensure a positive financial result in support of their retirement. Her articles can be found here. Recently Fran was named to 2020 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A by Mergers & Acquisitions.
To learn more about Fran and her company, click here: About Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc.