Total loan: $15,000


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Waco, TX, United States / Food

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Adilene's story

I grew up in the restaurant business for as long as I can remember. Many of my family members are restaurateurs. The need to work hard and always do what you loved was engraved in me as a small child due to my surroundings. I first discovered my passion for baking at a very young age, watching Food Network. I loved it so much that I took Culinary Arts classes all 4 years of High School and then proceeded to attend TSTC in Waco to pursue my Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts. After I graduated college, I spontaneously booked a flight to Europe in which I fell in love with the different foods! This opened my eyes. One day I came back home and realized that I could combine my love for travel and my love for baking and create something unique. After many many sleepless nights, a lot of kitchen cleaning failed desserts, and much more, I decided to created Around The World Bakery in 2019. Around The World Bakery is not your typical bakery. Our bakery has desserts inspired by other parts of the world and in one place without having to travel far for the experience. I decided to open up a storefront in the heart of Waco. After a couple of years, our lease came to an end. We are excited about the next step in our journey. We are currently relocating to a bigger space, and are bringing so much more to the table than before. I believe this small bakery will eventually turn into many bakeries of its kind, many to bring together cultures and flavors to others one dessert at a time.