Have you ever tasted paradise? Look no further. We are in love with her chocolates, pralines and macadamia nuts. If you like to give locally made gifts, she might have just what you are looking for this holiday season. Get ready to learn about one of the “up and coming” businesses in the Miami Valley.
HERE’S THE SKINNY on MAUI MAE’S BAKERY:
—Maui Mae’s began in, as you would guess, in Maui, Hawaii in 2011. Anna had her first child and realized she didn’t want to go back to work. From there, a business was born.
—Anna comes from a family of natural cooks. Her mother made everything from scratch and was an excellent baker. Baking runs in this family! Not only Anna’s mother, but her great grandmother on her father’s side (whose name was Mae) and all three of her great grandmother’s daughters were great bakers as well. Of course Anna’s children already like to bake with her and be official taste testers. Her husband is a Dayton native and Chaminade Julienne graduate. It is definitely a family business.
— When Maui Mae’s was in Hawaii, the baking first started in a friend’s restaurant at night while the restaurant was closed. Anna made cookies, breads, torts, brownies and much more. Now in Dayton, she focuses on Hawaiian pralines, raw coconut chocolates (they melt in your fingers and are so amazing) along with Hawaiian grown macadamia nuts.
— The company logo is Anna’s daughter, hula dancing.
WHERE TO FIND MAUI MAE’S “MUST EATS”:
— Maui Mae’s phone number for special orders is (808) 268-8021 or [email protected]
—If you want to meet Anna Borchers in person, come check out one of the many events she sells at. She will be at the Night Market on December 16th. This market is held at the Yellow Cab Building at 700 E. 4th street from 5pm-10pm. The Night Market features free entry, lots of local vendors and local beer on tap.
—Throughout the year she frequents the 3rd on 3rd, and The Grandview Farmers Market. She also does the Cyclops Festival in Yellow Springs, Dayton Most Metro’s Sweet Treats Festival, and the Chocolate Festival. She is a busy lady!
MORE ABOUT MAUI MAE’S OWNER, ANNA BORCHERS:
Chef House took some time to ask Anna a few of our favorite questions, of course many about food.
Q1 – What is Anna’s favorite food and dessert?
***Eggplant Parmesan and chocolate cake.
Q2 – Anna, do you cook at home regularly, and if so what is your favorite cuisine?
***Yes, she loves to cook at home, loves to cook dinner for the family and her fave cuisine is Italian.
Q3 – Can Maui Mae’s do special orders for holiday parties and gifts?
***Yes! She has a variety of trays available and Christmas tins. She will even deliver orders over $30.
Q4 – Do you have any local collaborations?
Food Adventures cannot stress enough, our fondness for the sweet tastes of Maui Mae’s Bakery, and charming nature of the owner, Anna.
Be the hit of this year’s Christmas, and spread the love from this local business. Hurry and place your orders at (808) 268-8021 to ensure you have your piece of paradise, in time for the Holiday Season.
Please browse the photos below for more photos of Maui Mae’s goodies. Try not to drool all over the computer. These one of a kind, mouth watering creations will do that to you. Make sure you get to taste this stuff. It is a true, local Food Adventure !
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