Pastry Chef Kyla Eaglesham won her first pie baking contest at the age of six. Since then, her focus has been in both hospitality and food, with a never-ending passion for a perfect experience. Great food, company, atmosphere, and that unique instance, define the formula for how she challenges each opportunity. Growing up in a family business, in the countryside of Ontario, she developed an appreciation at an early age for fresh garden produce and the experience of the early morning buzz at a farmer's market.
While completing a degree at the University of Ottawa and a Culinary Management Diploma at Ottawa's Algonquin College she worked in catering and all facets of the restaurant industry. She then spent several years traveling the world as a flight attendant. International travel provided her with a tremendous opportunity to learn, first-hand, about the incredible variety of food, cultures and traditional wares that speak to the diverse heritage of Canadians.
In 2004, Kyla opened Madeleines, Cherry Pie and Ice Cream: a successful family business, specializing in pies and cakes in Toronto's Annex Neighbourhood. "Madeleines' represent comfort food, a simple concept passed on through generations. It is the quality of ingredients that make them perfect and delicious," Kyla says. "We keep that principle in mind for everything we bake."
Kyla shares her family favourite recipes with Steven and Chris every month. Look for Madeleines Pies at your favourite fine food retailer!
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