MEET YOUR BAKER
Owner and Creator of Chocolate + Flour
Kalina Pence- Pastry Chef and Chocolatier specializing in Custom Buttercream Cake Design, Fine Chocolates and Pastries.
Licensed, classically trained Pastry Chef. Also a stay at home parent, and wife to a NICU nurse.
After working numerous positions, moving around the country and climbing the ranks in the restaurant industry as a cook/chef/barista I somehow ended up in the cake realm after graduating from Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon. Being able to create art, inspire emotion and memories within other people through their important life events has been a wonderful gift from having this business. I am thankful and excited to meet you if you’re new to my page, and can’t wait to create something for you.
My Pastry experience has been in many varying positions starting off as a Pastry Apprentice, Baker, Pastry Sous Chef up to Pastry Chef /Chocolatier And Business Owner.
Working experience and training at: Bouchon Bakery Yountville, Facebook in Menlo Park, and in Local- Specialty Cake Shops, Patisseries like Baron Patisserie, Historical Grant House, Hotels, Scratch Bakeries, and Artisan Coffee Shops all in the Portland/Vancouver area.