ADAM BAKES is run by Ottawa pastry chef, Adam Cenaiko.
Adam is the former executive pastry chef of the historic Fairmont Château Laurier. Before that, he was pastry chef at the Rideau Club and in restaurants and bakeries in Montreal and Saskatoon.
Adam focuses on the hardest thing a pastry chef can make—cannelés! He uses traditional methods from Bordeaux, France, using local ingredients including beeswax from Heavenly Honey to grease the special copper moulds imported from France.
Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Adam began working at a small family-owned restaurant washing dishes and working his way up the culinary ladder. After marrying his partner Anne-Marie, the pair moved to Montreal, Quebec, where Adam worked in a French bakery making croissants and laminated doughs all day long.
You can find Adam at the Lansdowne Farmers’ Market on Sundays, on Saturday mornings at a takeout window at 571 Gladstone Avenue, and often at events like 613 Flea. He is also available for special orders, for weddings and other events, and to wholesale.