In addition to her dedication to baking, Charlotte enjoys playing music and has recently taken up the accordion in order to uphold the French stereotype. While she was still in High School, she was an active member of the Improv team, and has been an Improv coach for 2 years. Charlotte has also co-written and co-directed a play; we know who we’re going to see when it comes time to pen the Official Story of Auntie Loo’s Treats! Charlotte hates Canadian winters, but has a penchant for puns.
Charlotte originally joined us in 2011 as a co-op student, as she has a passion for baking and veganism. While we’d worked with volunteers before, Charlotte was the first co-op student that we had ever taken on at the shop. We believe we’ve been spoiled, as we couldn’t have had a better first experience with a co-op student. In fact, Charlotte was such a great help, that we are hesitant to take on other students in fear that they won’t live up to her fabulousness! After returning from her summer away in Madagascar, we took Charlotte on as one of our regular bakers. She can often be found assisting Miss Kate with wedding cakes (her pearl-making abilities are out of this world!) and we couldn’t be more excited to have her as part of our team!
A little known fact about Charlotte is that she was the inspiration for the locally-made Charmallows that we use at the bakery for some of our treats! It was Charlotte’s friend and neighbour who created these delightful treats after being inspired by her passion for vegan baking.
You can follow Charlotte’s vegan food blog here: Charlotte Aux Pommes !