// OUR STORY
GREEN IS OUR COLOR
We hope to inspire to love life and the planet, with all her creatures, through vegan cake.
Willem-Pie Bakery (since April 2017) offers high quality vegan, exclusive and surprising cakes. For us, the quality and the flavour of the cakes is the most important thing. That goes hand in hand with our second core value: sustainability. We like to source ingredients locally and strive to buy all our products from local producers by 2020. This not only ensures a higher quality of our product, it also reduces environmental pollution and thus contributes to the quality of the world.
// FOLLOWING DREAMS
Five years ago, inspired by her desire for a healthy body and healthy planet, Founder Willemijn van Wenum switched to a plant-based diet. Despite popular belief, she soon discovered that eating plant based does not mean missing out on good food. However, in her opinion, there was a still a gap in the market that was not yet well served with enough tasty options- vegan cakes.
Luckily, Willemijn’s biggest passion has always been baking cakes and other sweets. In March 2017, she quit her corporate job and followed her passion. She began to bake vegan versions of her most loved classic cakes and as a result, Willem-Pie Bakery was born that day. From office job to vegan baker.
‘The world is changing. More and more people
are choosing a vegan lifestyle as a result of being aware of how their food choices play a role in the environment and in personal health. I think that is awesome! I started this project because I want to show as many people as possible that for a delicious baked good that has the same texture and taste as the classic cakes we all know, no animal products are needed. Now, 2.5 years later, I have an amazing team joining me on this mission, and we can’t wait to bring our tasty treats to a city near you. The sky is the limit!.’
Hello world. Meet Willem-Pie Bakery and fall in love with our vegan goodness!
--- Willemijn van Wenum, founder and CEO of Willem-Pie Bakery
// FRIENDS OF WILLEM-PIE
THE GREEN HAPPINESS
"What's not to love about Willem Pie Bakery? So inspired by her background story and incredible infatuated with all her treats. She proves that vegan treats can be just as delicious as regular ones. Wait, did I say ''just as''? I meant they're even better! And I love that she keeps trying new things, that they’re different from other vegan treats and that they're not only heavenly filled with coconut oil and nuts. This is the new big thing guys! Why put refined sugars and animal products in your food, and feel guilty after eating them, when you can have this!?"
— Tessa Moorman, founder of The Green Happiness
// TEAM WILLEM-PIE
Barbara Sadowska: Chef de patisserie
Reina Trifunovic: Chef production
Annelot van Wenum: Chef apple-crumble (and sister of Willem-Pie)
Megan Kaftira: Patissier
Nienke Groskamp: Bakers assistant
Fleur Otten: Operational manager
Ysabel Kooij: Management assistant (and rush goalie)
Sarah Fisher: Advisor and board member
Willemijn van Wenum: Founder and CEO
Photography: Hanna ’t Sas
Graphic design: Rick van Wensen
Website by: Coco Jansen