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Our Story

Beautifully Cultivated Desserts™

Founded in 1998 by Owner and Executive pastry chef Lesia Kohut, Toronto-based LPK's Culinary Groove began as a home-based business, focusing on custom-made wedding, birthday, anniversary and other special occasion cakes, as well as hand-made truffles for private clients. As LPK's reputation and presence grew, Lesia also began making desserts for some of Toronto's high end, high profile catering companies including Daniel et Daniel, Presidential Gourmet, Yorkshire Pudding, 10tation Event Catering, and Rose Reisman Catering (formerly Catering by Davids').

Because of Lesia's background in food, flavour has always been, and still remains the highest priority at LPK's, with esthetics playing a very close second. Over the years, Lesia also realized that in order to provide the very best tasting and most beautiful looking desserts, it was necessary for LPK's to make the switch to certified organic and fair trade ingredients as well.

In its tenth year of operation, Lesia, with the help of friends, family and the support of her private and corporate clients, realized her dream by opening LPK's first retail shop at Queen and Broadview, in the heart of Toronto's Riverside District.

Today, LPK's continues to create custom-made wedding and special occasion cakes, and now also offers an ever expanding signature line of cakes, pastries and chocolates (with organic and fair trade ingredients wherever possible), and a large selection of vegan, gluten-free and kosher-style desserts fresh from the pastry case every day.

In addition, LPK's commitment to sustainability has reached beyond only using certified organic and fair trade ingredients, to making more environmentally friendly and responsible choices in the daily operations of LPK's, by becoming more present and active in local organic farmers' markets, by becoming Local Food Plus supporters, and by participating in the Slow Food movement. Dessert is an indulgence, and Lesia and the LPK's team believe in order to create desserts that are as delicious as they are beautiful, livelihoods of people in other parts of the world can not be compromised in the process, nor can the health and well-being of the planet. For more detailed information, visit Our Green Practices page.

LPK's continues to garner attention from the media as well, and has been featured in Wedding Bells, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, WedLuxe, Elle Canada and Vitality magazines, along with the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, NOW, Tonic Toronto and Local magazines, Toronto.com, BlogTO, Bizbash, TasteToronto.com, Rogers TV and on City TV. For more information, please visit our Media page.

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LPK’s Culinary Groove makes Toronto's best-tasting organic cakes, pastries and chocolates. We strive to make each of our desserts with certified organic, fair trade, local and seasonal ingredients wherever possible. We also feature a delicious and ever-growing selection of vegan and gluten-free desserts.

We create cakes for all special occasions – for a birthday, anniversary, retirement or whatever unique celebration our customers have in mind.

We are deeply committed to green practices and sustainability. We are as environmentally responsible as possible, following a number of eco-friendly steps during the daily operations of our shop.

LPK's Culinary Groove was founded by Lesia Kohut, Owner and Executive Pastry Chef. Our retail shop is located at 718 Queen Street East, just east of Broadview Avenue, in the heart of Toronto's Riverside District.