JOYCE - PASTRY FIEND
Joyce started Bake Sum in 2020 just in time for the pandemic making pastries and sweets that represent their upbringings. We love all things leavened, fluffy and delicious and utilize our skills as trained fine dining chefs to bring you memorable pastries. We believe that pastries should be fun, beautiful, creative, and above all delicious.
The word "Sum" or 心 has many meanings and when translated directly into Cantonese Chinese it means heart. Sum also represents the addition of two or more things, people and/or ingredients. With Bake Sum, we share with you a little piece of our hearts in each pastry. We hope to meet you soon.
Joyce is a Bay Area native and worked in Silicon Valley for nearly a decade before she enrolled at the San Francisco Cooking School to focus on pastry. Starting her pastry career a bit later than her peers, she worked in as many restaurants as she could in the Bay Area to gain more experience before opening up her own bakery business, La Chinoiserie. In 2017, Joyce worked with El Celler de Can Roca while on world tour in San Francisco and won an all expenses paid externship to Spain while pregnant.
After working for the Roca brothers, Joyce came home with a renewed focus on La Chinoiserie with her pastries stocked throughout many local coffee shops. La Chinoiserie and Joyce have been covered in publications like, the SF Chronicle, NPR and on KTVU.
In 2020 during the pandemic, wholesale pastries and coffee business both completely changed and forced us to make multiple pivots, but Joyce's love for pastries never waned. One of such pivots was the Bake Sum Box, filled with delicious, seasonal, fresh pre-packed pastries. It allows us to keep socially distanced, continue to make delicious pastries and get them into your bellies faster.