A native of West Monroe, Louisiana, Becky Thompson earned her degree in Hospitality Management at the University of Mississippi after graduating West Monroe High School (’02). Creative designs, impeccable flavor, and a desire for mastery then led to the French Pastry School in Chicago, Illinois where Becky studied under highly acclaimed chefs Jacquy Pfeiffer and Sebastien Canonne, M.O.F.
After earning L’Art de la Patisserie, Becky found a home back South with Viking Range in Greenwood, Mississippi. Becky became (and currently remains) a Chef Instructor at the Viking Cooking School, where cooking classes demonstrate the highest techniques of modern cuisine with a Delta flair. Moonlighting as a custom baker, she provided locals with birthday cakes, specialty desserts, and hand decorated cookies - beginning to establish a reputation for excellence, skill, and creativity with pastry. After 12 years, Becky embraced the urge and opportunity to return home and launch her bakery, CAKE. The simple baking traditions of rural North Louisiana were hallmarks of Becky’s childhood - pralines, millionaires, fudge, and cookies were the earliest memories of family baking. Marrying that simple foundation, an expertise in traditional French techniques, and a passion to exceed every customer’s expectations, CAKE provides her customers with big city style here at home.
CAKE is a modern Southern bakery that demands excellence from simplicity, the highest standards in design, and exceptional flavor. After all, “without CAKE, it’s just a meeting!”