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Meet the Team

Linda Richards

Founder & Head Pastry Chef & Baker

Linda Richards, proprietor of The Cake Shop, is a champion of the home-style recipes of childhood days. Whether celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or just a joyous day, Linda’s innovations of the classics will satisfy your eye, your palette, and your heart. Linda served as pastry chef for Epicurean/Trio Restaurant for several years. With over twenty years serving up sweet treats at The Cake Shop, Linda is a stalwart of the Tallahassee Gourmet community.

Steve Newman

Pastry Chef & Wedding Cakes

Weddings@TallyCakeShop.com

Steve Newman continues to pursue his lifelong interest in baking and designing fine pastries. The artistry of his work reflects a sense of tradition and elegance. Chef Newman developed his own style and practice after training under ACF Master Pastry Chef Joseph McKenna in New York and Charleston, SC. Recruited westward, he worked in many top restaurants in Aspen, CO, Jackson Hole, WY and Lake Tahoe, CA. Returning to Tallahassee, Steve was hired as the pastry chef at the Governor’s Club, followed by Albert’s Provence. He has taught at the FSU Dedman School of Hospitality. Steve joined The Cake Shop in 2004 as a wedding cake pastry chef which he has been doing for over twenty years.

Hayden Royal

Baker

Hayden graduated from FSU with a degree in Environmental Studies. After college he started a mobile food truck business with his twin brother. Hayden and his brother ran Royal Porker BBQ based in Tallahassee, FL. He joined the team of bakers at The Cake Shop 2015. Hayden is passionate about baking all cookies, brownies, bars and gourmet items. He spent the spring at King Arthur furthering his ability with pastries and breads baking. Soon, he will be traveling to Maine to study at Stonewall Kitchen.

Tim Hurley

Director of Mobile Services

Manager@TallyCakeShop.com

Tim, as a civil engineer with a highly successful company of his own, phased out of the construction business and began devoting his full time to the Cake Shop Bakery products and brand. Weather permitting, Tim has an established van schedule with a loyal following around Tallahassee. Tim is responsible for The Cake Shop Mobile Sweet Van Service and is seen all around town throughout the week selling sweet treats to his fans. Being a current member of the Tallahassee Food Truck Association, he joins other local food trucks in organized events throughout the year.

Event Coordinator

Birthday Parties, Cooking Corner Classes & Meetings

Events@TallyCakeShop.com