About Catalina's Bake Shop
To own a bake shop has been my dream since I was a little girl growing up in Lima, Peru.
I came to South Florida to study at FIU’s School of Hospitality Management and later on move to Paris to pursue Le Grand Diplome de Cuisine et de la Patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu.
I got married, moved back to Miami, worked in the industry and became the proud mother of three wonderful boys…. then it was time for my dream!
In May 2011, Catalina’s Bake Shop was founded …why Catalina’s and not Maria’s? I not only dreamt of having a bake shop but also of one day loving a daughter named Catalina…it did not happen …so I name it in honor of the daughter I did not have.
I started small, I subleased a commercial kitchen and started baking on a per order basis…thanks to our growing and pleased clientele we opened our own store at Biltmore Way, Coral Gables in July 2012. Today we are proud to offer our desserts at many local restaurants and hotels as well as take custom orders for our loyal clientele.
In 2015 we moved to our brand new facility 8453 SW 132nd Street Pinecrest, FL 33156 where we offer the same quality but more convenient for our clientele.
At Catalina’s we specialize in mini sweets, dessert tables, gourmet gifts and finger food. Since we are a boutique bake shop and not a bakery, we bake daily to fulfill our orders in order to guarantee a 100% satisfied client. Yes, you may need to plan ahead, but we guarantee you are going to be pleasantly surprised with our quality, freshness and presentation. However, we carry a limited menu available at the store at all times for your last minute needs.
2012 was a very important year for my family…not only we opened our doors to the public but also we were surprised to hear that we were pregnant again! This time it was a girl…and YES, her name is Catalina! As a mother of 4 I am trying to balance my life as a baker and as a mom…this is why our hours of operation are a little unusual…
I believe dreams come true…but also, that any occasion deserves a sweet ending!
Pamper Yourself and your Loved Ones…and Indulge with Catalina’s Bake Shop!
Thank you for being our customer!
Maria Cecilia Ortiz