Growing up, Kathryn Loy always heard stories about her family's restaurants. From a young age, she knew that at one point in her life she would follow in their footsteps. From the 50s-70s, Loy's family owned several Ann Arbor eateries such as Pizza Loy's and Dairy Joy, Loy's Speedy Lunch, Double D, and Loy's Snappy Service. While she didn't feel the restaurant business was what she wanted, Loy certainly found her niche with pastries.
Somewhere between Loy's time on the golf course (she was a professional golfer for eight years, taught private lessons, and coached an area high school team) she realized her dream of opening her own family establishment. After spending her free time experimenting with baking recipes, she was told by friends and famiy that she should share her pastries and baked goods with the rest of town and open her own shop. It was at this point that Loy decided this was her true passion and she decided to take her self-taught knowledge to pastry school.
Kathryn Loy attended the French Pastry School located in Chicago Illinois. It was here that she was able to gain the knowledge necessary to bring these European-Style techniques and a wide array of breakfast pastries to Downtown Ann Arbor.
Graduation from the French Pastry School