Pastry Chef and owner Deidre Lotecki has always had a passion for both art and baking! For as long as she can remember, she has been whipping up delicious creations for her family and friends. After a short stint at Dalhousie University, where she realized making beautiful and delicious treats was what she was truly in love with, she set her sights on the most prestigious culinary school in the world, The Culinary Institute of America!
At The CIA Deidre learned about the chemistry and art of baking from some of the most important pastry chefs in North America, as well as interning at the world renowned "French Laundry" (Thomas Keller Restaurant Group), aiding the director of special events in their burgeoning catering department.
Once she got back to Canada, Deidre spent the next few years honing her skills in the pastry department of "The Fairmont Banff Springs," before setting her sights on the big beautiful city of Calgary where she received her Red Seal in Baking. Here she worked as the Executive Pastry Chef for Calgary's very own luxury coffee brand "Deville" while building her cake business Sweet Relief Pastries. Thanks to the support of lovely Calgarians she has been able to expand Sweet Relief Pastries and open up a full bakery and storefront sharing her love of pure decadence with the city!