My name is Sherrita “Rita” Magalde. I was born in New York City, raised in North Carolina. During my summer trips to New York to visit family I came to love other cultures and languages. While working at a Greek-owned restaurant in high school and college, my love for Mediterranean gastronomy blossomed. I lived and studied in Quito, Ecuador and Santander, Spain where I perfected my Spanish. I have also traveled to Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, France, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. Greece and Turkey are on my current wish list of travel destinations. Considering my passion for baklava, it’s a wonder that I haven’t been there yet!!!
I have lived in Utah since 1996. Before starting my pastry business, I co-owned a travel agency for nine years. It is my love of cooking, traveling, and foreign cultures that has set me on this path of sharing my first love -- baking -- with you. Enjoy my baklava and other treats and please return to see what other eclectic edibles I will be serving up next.