Sweet & Savory Tastings started in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Il. Octavia started the online home-based bakery in 2012 out of her kitchen. She learned how to bake from her dear sweet grandmothers Momma Thomas and Grandmother Genevia. From the moment Octavia could reach over the countertop she has been assisting her grandmothers and learning how to bake. This is where she developed the love of Southern Comfort Desserts.
Soon after starting the bakery, Octavia was a vendor at the Black Women Chicago Expo, started working side by side with a premier event wedding planner and vending at farmers markets.
This is when her daughter Tiana joined forces with her to bake and decorate fabulous desserts and pursued her degree in Pastry School. Octavia and Tiana have since uprooted from Illinois to the East Valley of Arizona where they are taking online orders for desserts and hosting pop ups in farmers markets.