My name is Carolina.  I started LeoNora Gourmet Bakery because I have a real passion for food and a true love for cooking and baking. My culinary training began during my childhood where my mother and  aunt were always encouraging me to try new recipes. With their guidance (and a little bit of courage!), I decided to put my culinary passions to work in the business world.  My bakery's name is in recognition to both of them: my mother Leonor and my aunt Nora  = LeoNora.

I specialize in breads and pastries.  After living in France for two years, I returned to Northern Virginia and could not find the breads that I enjoyed so much in Paris. I started baking my own  breads and this inspired me to learn more about breads and the chemistry involved in the process.  I decided to take it a bit further so I returned to France and studied under the award winning Parisian baker, Arnaud del Montel.  Since then, I have been working with my breads and pastries to improve their flavor, to make them healthier or just simply make them look better.  It is a story that started more than 20 years ago, and today, it is finally taking shape!

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1108 N Irving Street Arlington, VA 22201

Photo: Erika Dimmler

Photo: Erika Dimmler

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