Welcome to my BLOG!

June 18th, 2009
Blog author and found of Just Specialties Fine Food, Inc.

Cathy Schreiber
Blog author and founder of
Just Specialties Fine Food, Inc.

Welcome to the first official post of the Just Specialties Fine Food blog. I’m Cathy Schreiber, founder of Just Specialties Fine Food and author of this blog.

A brief introduction: I’m a small business owner, baker and cook. I started my specialty food company about 4 years ago with our flagship product, The Truffle Kit. We’ve since added several other products, all kits for making gourmet desserts at home (www.thetrufflekit.com). I’ve lived and worked around the world in Australia, New Zealand, England and Japan, each a lifetime experience. My home base is the San Francisco Bay Area, where I’m active in the San Francisco Professional Food Society and Bakers Dozen.

I have a graduate degree in business and a certificate in Baking and Pastry from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. I’ve worked in corporate positions and in pastry production positions – my ideal job is a blending of both, which is partly how my company was born! I currently run my business and cook dinner twice a week for the priests at our parish. In 2008, I took up road bike riding and have since completed two 100K rides along with my first (and possibly only!) sprint triathlon.

I started this blog for several reasons (check out my “About” page for all the details). I want an easy and direct way to communicate with my customers and interested parties; I want to share ideas and recipes to go with our products, as well as ideas about menu planning for parties, special occasions and everyday life; and I want to share food-related travel information and pictures.

I look forward to meeting you and sharing with you in cyberspace the very real and human qualities of great desserts.