The BLK Directory Podcast With Diamond Young

Rolling in the Cookie Dough with Pastry Chef David Benton (REPLAY)

August 02, 2022 Diamond Young Episode 57
The BLK Directory Podcast With Diamond Young
Rolling in the Cookie Dough with Pastry Chef David Benton (REPLAY)
Show Notes

Welcome back to another episode of the BLK Directory Podcast and today's episode will be a replay of episode #2 where I have the pleasure of interviewing Pastry Chef David Benton. Owner Pastry Chef David Benton started Sugarsweet Cookie + Cake Studio in 2009 baking in his duplex kitchen in East Oakland. Sugarsweet became a sought-after success making it one of the busiest online bakeries in the Bay Area.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Operating during the pandemic (3:30)
  • How Chef Benton became a pastry chef (12:45)
  • From laid-off to mastering the craft (16:55)
  • The bakery search begins (25:45)
  • Depression and hitting rock bottom enters the chat (42:40)
  • Bouncing back through perseverance (50:00)
  • Advice, words of encouragement, and what's next (56:50)


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