Sweet Legacies began nearly 100 years ago in the kitchen of a young homemaker, Cora Luther. Cora's passion for food, family and friends made for a truly delightful combination. That which began as mere acts of kindness soon flourished into a booming business as local townspeople soon found the drive past Cora's house to be quite irresistible! The alluring aroma of chocolate and warm pastries welcomed you, while Cora's warm hospitality kept you. It was not uncommon for her to invite you to pull up a chair and enjoy a cup of tea while becoming the lucky taste-tester of her latest creation.
Years later, endowed with her mother's confectionary skills, Cora's daughter Vera opened up a culinary workshop where she shared the family secrets to packed out classrooms teaching the art of Chocolates and candy making. Vera became an inspiration to many aspiring chocolatiers. One such dreamer was her own daughter, Amy.
Amy gleefully began her own culinary journey at the young age of 5. Whether covered in flour in Granny's kitchen or licking chocolate off her fingers in mom's classroom, she knew that there was no where else she'd rather be.
Upon reaching adulthood, Amy too was moved by the shameless begging of friends and neighbors and began selling her specialty chocolates and baked goods in 1989.
In addition to owning her own European style bakery called Cafe Chocolat', Amy's chocolates were also featured at many upscale gift shops across the nation including Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom's and Macy's. After 17 years as a professional chocolatier and artisan baker Amy and her family took a much needed rest and moved to the Big Island of Hawaii in 2004. Inspired by her children, Amy joyfully returns to the culinary profession in 2010 with fresh creativity and a desire to help her children carry on this sweet family legacy.
Amy and two of her children made their glorious debut by competing in the "Cream of The Crop" held at the Four Season's Resort this July. Making for a truly "grand entrance" Amy and her sweet children took home three ribbons that day! So the fun begins! Wanna ride?