Chef, Entrepreneur, and Culinary Visionary
Carolina Molea is a distinguished culinary artisan, entrepreneur, and the visionary force behind L’Artisane Creative Bakery. With a career spanning over a decade, Carolina’s journey through the world of gastronomy has been marked by her unwavering commitment to culinary excellence and ethical cuisine.
Carolina’s culinary odyssey commenced with her training at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu, where she honed her skills and acquired the foundational knowledge that would shape her culinary identity. Her culinary prowess received formal recognition through certification from the American Culinary Federation, a testament to her dedication to mastering the art of gastronomy.
As the founder and owner of L’Artisane Creative Bakery, Carolina has transcended the ordinary, crafting a haven of plant-based indulgence that redefines the boundaries of vegan cuisine. Her commitment to cruelty-free dining, combined with her innate creativity, has led to the establishment of the first vegan French bakery in the United States. Within its welcoming confines, Carolina artfully blends her reverence for classic French pastry techniques with a deep-rooted passion for crafting beautiful, compassionate desserts.
Beyond her entrepreneurial spirit, Carolina’s culinary journey has been shaped by her diverse experiences. She has lent her talents to prestigious establishments in the culinary epicenter of Miami, further enriching her culinary palette. Yet, her journey is not just about mastering the craft; it’s also about imparting knowledge. Carolina is a dedicated educator, sharing her culinary wisdom through teaching, inspiring others to embrace the art of plant-based cuisine.
Carolina’s journey goes beyond the confines of the kitchen; it extends to the heart of her community. Her commitment to giving back is evident through her philanthropic efforts, ensuring surplus food reaches those in need. She understands that nourishing the soul is as important as pleasing the palate.
In summary, Carolina Molea’s culinary voyage is a testament to her relentless pursuit of culinary perfection, ethical dining, and community enrichment. Her story is one of passion, innovation, and unwavering commitment to creating a better world through the art of gastronomy. Discover the essence of her culinary artistry and the compassionate heart that fuels it at L’Artisane Creative Bakery.
- Pioneering the First French Vegan Bakery in the USA: Carolina takes immense pride in having established L’Artisane Bakery & Bistro as the very first French Vegan Bakery in the USA. This groundbreaking endeavor reflects her dedication to redefining traditional French pastry-making with a compassionate and sustainable approach.
- Diverse Vegan Menu: at L’Artisane Bakery & Bistro, Carolina Molea reimagines classic French pastries with compassion and innovation. Her offerings encompass macarons with captivating vegan flavors, over 12 varieties of flakey vegan croissants, indulgent ethical cookies, luscious vegan mousses, exquisite chocolate bonbons, and visually stunning, flavor-packed cakes.
- National Reach with Online Shipping: in response to challenging times during the COVID-19 pandemic, Carolina adapted swiftly by launching the online business, allowing them to ship over 300,000 croissants and other vegan delicacies nationwide. This accomplishment speaks to her resilience and commitment to serving customers, no matter where they are.
- Community Involvement: As the founder, Carolina has led the commitment to community service by donating surplus food to local food banks and shelters. This embodies the mission to give back and nourish not only the body but also the spirit.
- French Morning Best Croissant Miami 2018
- Best Croissant Miami by the Miami New Times 2019
- Hispanic Heritage Award by the city of Miami Beach 2020
- Best Vegan Restaurant 2021 by the Miami New Times
- Best Vegan Desserts 2021 by the Miami New Times
- PETA Top 10 Vegan Desserts in the United States 2022
- Businesswoman of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce of Coral Gables 2023
- Best Bakery Miami by the Miami New Times 2023
- Best of Florida Special Recognition 2023