Pastry chef Arielle Page has a passion for creating delicious desserts. Growing up, she spent countless hours in the kitchen with her great-grandmother, a renowned pastry chef, learning the art of baking. She went on to graduate from Georgia Southern University and then Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.
After working in the pastry arts for nearly 10 years, Arielle is continuing her great-grandmother’s legacy at her own bakery, Arie’s Confectionaries, in Evans.
“I knew from the time I was little that I wanted to be a pastry chef,” she says. “Besides baking with my great-grandmother, I grew up watching the Food Network. Back then, they would show pastry competitions, and it intrigued me that this could be a career.”
Today, Arielle specializes in baking mini cheesecakes, from classic flavors like vanilla bean and triple chocolate to seasonal favorites like pumpkin and peppermint. And customers can’t get enough.
“My favorite part about being a business owner is getting to interact with people from our own community as well as other states — hearing how my cheesecake brought together their family or how they look forward to sharing it with friends and family,” she says. “Delicious cheesecake is what it’s all about!”
Arielle also is quick to credit community support for her success.
“My biggest challenge was finding the startup capital to get going,” she says. “My drive was there, and my plans were in place, but I needed the cash to get the ball rolling. With encouragement from people in the community, I started a GoFundMe in the beginning, which gave me support. Now, after being open eight months, we’ve already outgrown our space. I’m looking to expand to a second location and possibly add a food truck in the future as well.”
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