GhilaDolci Bakery is owned and operated by Courtney Ghilarducci-Dendy, a pastry chef from Bakersfield, CA. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, with a degree in Business Economics, she completed the Baking and Patisserie course at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena. Growing up in an Italian, farming family, food has always played an essential role in gatherings. Courtney developed a love for baking at a young age, while helping her Nonna and Mom prepare biscotti, cakes, and pies. She enjoys traveling and has continued this love for pastries by eating her way through Paris and Rome; always seeking out the best bakeries. Courtney now wants to share her passion for sweet treats and Italian traditions with others.
GhilaDolci Bakery always makes everything from scratch and uses the finest ingredients. From your classic all-American desserts to Italian inspired pastries, you can be sure to find something here for your special event.
Fun Fact: The name 'GhilaDolci' originated from her Nonno Fred, who combined her maiden name, Ghilarducci, and 'Dolci,' which means 'sweets' in Italian. What a perfect combination!
Enjoy la dolce vita!
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