About Me


older, she began to understand the value that food holds in fellowship with her family and friends. Hosting homemade Pizza Nights every Friday night at her house in high school, her friends and family had the pleasure of watching her passion of baking come to the forefront of her mind. With a dream of one day opening a bakery where she could host her friends and community, she set her mind on continuing her education in the field. Tess' dream of becoming a Pastry Chef became a reality when she was accepted into the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio, Texas her senior year of high school. 

Born into a family of makers, Tess has been baking in the kitchen for as long as she can remember, Her passion for baking came to fruition in elementary school while messing around in her kitchen in hopes to impress her new friends with one of a kind cookies. Luckily for us, her skills have improved tremendously from that day in second grade. As she grew


opportunity of a lifetime presented in front of her, she jumped at the idea of taking over the previous Chadds Cafe in her hometown of Chadds Ford, PA, and turning it into Oso Sweet Bakery Cafe. Tess hopes to run an inviting and accepting bakery cafe where guests can come to relax, enjoy a coffee and pastry, and enjoy the beauty of fellowship in her amazing new space.

During her time in Texas, she learned leadership skills (by being the class sous chef), the importance of the fundamentals of baking, and how to be an independent woman in her field. With a degree in the Baking and Pastry Arts, Tess' dream of owning her own bakery came true the day she was handed her diploma. With an