We Love Local, and we support local so we thought we would share some of our favourite local Durban people and products!
Today we are sharing a local gem, So Whipped. We chatted to owner Candice Courtney about her delicious business.
When did you start your business/craft/brand?
I started So whipped in 2009 in my home baking for friends, it soon grew and we were asked to open at Gateway.
Tell us about your business/craft/brand
We are a local, small business, artisan bakery & cafe. We specialize in baked goods, desserts, fantastic coffee, wedding cakes & The home of the WOAHNUT! We try our best to be responsible with regards to the environment & be socially responsible as well. Our Cafe design is 95% made up of recycled, reclaimed, reused, or green. The only things we couldn’t reclaim was our signage and our water tap.
We do our best to train up previously disadvantaged staff by growing them through the business. i.e. we will hire an unskilled person who has a std 7 pass, they first become cleaners, then they work their was through the ranks and are trained to bake, make coffee, do stocktake etc etc.
What is your favourite thing about your business/craft/brand?
I LOVE people!!! Also being able to be creative with flavors and design.
What would you like people to know about your business/craft/brand?
We make flipping awesome coffee & cake.
What do you love about living and working in Durban?
The beach, the people, my family & the culture.
How can people support you?
They can share this post, follow us on social media and come visit us at our Gateway Store.