La Rocca midtown

Toronto’s beloved cake shop is opening a new location in midtown

The new La Rocca Creative Kitchen aims to be a hub for community collaboration and culinary inspiration

Since 1986, La Rocca has been Richmond Hill’s go-to spot for creative cakes and pastries. Now, the bakery is opening a second location in midtown.

The new La Rocca Creative Kitchen will be located at 2638 Yonge St. and it will offer guests the opportunity to participate in the creative process as La Rocca’s pastry chefs dream up new treats.

La Rocca, famous for its super caramel crunch and truffle royale cakes, is constantly striving to develop innovative and whimsical desserts. The Creative Kitchen is designed to be a platform for chefs to share new ideas and to collaborate with the community. 

 

 

The Creative Kitchen and workshop environment was drawn up by La Rocca’s new head pastry chef and co-owner, Julie Montgomery. With more than 20 years in the industry, Montgomery, who previously worked as the executive pastry chef for North 44 and ByMark restaurants, is dedicated to opening up her kitchen to the community and building an environment where the pastry team is constantly inspired.

Formerly a teacher at George Brown’s Bonnie Gordon School of Confectionary Arts and a frequent guest on CityLine’s baking special, Montgomery is passionate about sharing her craft and love of baking.

The new La Rocca location will feature hands-on educational workshops and programming, where Montgomery hopes to inspire burgeoning talents from across the city, as well as amateur bakers looking to hone their skills.

The experimentation and food innovation room will be a space where guests can not only come to learn about the creation of La Rocca’s sweets, but also to help the team of chefs develop new flavour and texture combinations. 

 

 

The best part: guests will get to taste the cakes and deliver feedback and input on what they would like to see next behind the display case. 

The new midtown location will carry all the classics along with a slew of artisanal chocolates, custom cakes and a menagerie of other pastries and desserts. 

Montgomery and her team will be opening the new location in a matter of days. Keep an eye on La Rocca’s Instagram for details, plus catch a preview of the magnificent creations the team has been whipping up in preparation for the grand opening.

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