ABOUT THE CHEF

HALEY DOVE

From a young age, Haley Dove had a love for pastry. Begging her mom to make Christmas cookies in July, it was obvious her passion was in the kitchen. In 2009, Haley Dove began a short-lived web series that grew into a brand in itself. Doing specialty cake pops monthly for her classmates in high school and any cakes she could get her hands on, she dreamed of attending the prestigious Culinary Institute of America Greystone in the beautiful Napa Valley. Gaining notoriety in her small town as a young, excited pastry cook with her sights set on the stars, she was admitted to the school of her dreams, where she trained for two years under the world’s top-caliber pastry chefs and bakers. 

Chef Haley Dove

From there, she worked with the world’s most famous hospitality companies including The Ritz-Carlton's luxury ski-out resort in Lake Tahoe, California, one of Walt Disney World’s four-diamond resorts in Orlando, Florida, The Four Seasons Resort’s five-diamond urban retreat outside of Los Angeles, California, as well as working on the opening pastry team of the 19,000 seat arena, The Golden 1 Center, home of the NBA’s Sacramento King, in her home of Sacramento, California. 

 

With her time spent learning and working, she perfected her bread techniques, breakfast pastries, plated desserts, chocolate and sugar work, and so much more. From working high volume and hundreds of desserts at a time to detailed custom cakes and matching pastries, Haley became confident in her skills. All the while, she continued to work on CakeSpaz with her spare time, creating and sustaining a Cookie of the Month Club featuring her own creations, as well as custom orders of cakes and pastries for private events. A strong believer in supporting local farmers, she highlights the seasonality and diversity of Northern California in her desserts by supporting farmer’s markets for the absolute freshest produce available when making her desserts. 

From breakfast pastries at your next meeting, cookies at the next party, dog-friendly people treats, or a beautiful cake for a celebration, CakeSpaz is there. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram @CakeSpaz and sign up for the CakeSpaz Monthly for information about her specialty sweet treats year-round!