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About Us


I'm Jen and I've had a lifelong fascination and love of baking that led me to take the Pastry and Baking program at Algonquin College in Ottawa approximately 100 years ago (not really, but some days it certainly feels like it) in 1993.  Upon graduating I wrote and passed my Red Seal exam and was able to find work in small pastry kitchens like the Ritz and Movenpick until I landed a full time position at the Westin Hotel.  I loved every single minute of the work there - from the large 1500 plate dinners to the small 10 person breakfast meetings.  Every day was completely different and challenging in terms of the pastry work.  I learned so much in my almost 8 years there and was sad to leave when we decided to move to Lindsay, ON. My husband took an environmental program at Fleming College and the plan was to leave after he finished his studies. By the time he finished though, we had fallen in love with small town living and decided to stay.

I was able to find work in Peterborough, but it wasn't enough to be considered full time, so I looked into the possibility of making a commercial kitchen in the basement.  The city, zoning department,  health department and fire department were all on board and The Sweet Kitchen was born in May 2007.  I supplied 7 restaurants year round and did the Saturday Farmers' Market from May to October.

During the summer of 2022, an opportunity to move into the perfect bricks and mortar location presented itself and we decided to make the leap into downtown Lindsay in November of the same year.

You can find us at 101 Kent St. W., Lindsay, ON K9V 2Y5


Sweet Regards,

Jen Arnold