Sophie was born in Swindon as Alicja Teodorowicz, as her parents were Polish exiles. Her love of catering began at school, where she started cooking for 6th form parties, then later when she attended King’s College London, she began organising dinner parties for large groups using recipes from the Cordon Bleu book series. When she finished her studies, Alicja became a model and Sophie Grey was born!
In 1990, she won her first professional catering job, preparing a dinner party for Simon Cowell. Sophie’s catering career took off and, employing her model friends to serve the food, she set up her own catering business. Originally catering for the film, fashion and property industries, her clientele has expanded ever since.
The catering business proved to be a solid foundation upon which Sophie was able to open an artisan bakery in March 2009. Sophie’s passion and knowledge of fine quality food, bread and cakes, found a new outlet and market. Since then she has been delivering wholesale bread and pastries to high end hotels, restaurants and cafés throughout London including her own Crazy Baker cafe where customers can enjoy her cooking and baking straight from the kitchen.
Realising that people who want to buy fantastic quality bread and cakes also wanted to learn how to make them, Sophie published a book “Let’s Make Whoopies!” in 2011. Now she is launching a range of bespoke cookery experiences where you can learn some of the secrets of Sophie’s success in the comfort of her beautiful home.
Thank you for visiting Sophie Grey x