This 27-year-old daughter of a famous chef always dreamed of becoming a baker. So she decided to teach herself! Now, this self-taught baker has opened her own cookie company, one that donates a large part of its proceeds to charity!
Self-Taught Baker Since Birth
Amanda Palomino from Bedford, New York, has always found herself surrounded by food lovers and great chefs. Although she’s always been surrounded by food, her biggest inspiration has been her father, Rafael Palomino, who owns the iconic Sonora Restaurant, which has locations in New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. “From a young age, I was always in the kitchen watching my chef dad cook for all our family events,” Amanda wrote in a recent blog post.
However, Amanda always preferred baking to cooking, unlike many in her family. But this actually made a perfect balance! “A few years later I joined in and started baking for friends and family,” Amanda said. “My dad would take care of dinner and I’d take care of the sweets. Baking for me has always been a way to show those I love how much I care about them.” Now, the self-taught baker has opened her own bakery that gives back!
Choosing A Charity
Recently, 27-year-old Amanda Palomino started her own bakery, called Batter that Matters. The name comes from the fact that, each season, Amanda chooses a worthy charity to donate a large portion of her proceeds to. So, you can feel good while chowing down on the delicious cookies. Of course, the fact that they’re delicious certainly does not hurt either.
But why did young Amanda decide to start a bakery right in the middle of the pandemic? Well, it just seemed like the right idea! “I found myself baking a lot during the pandemic and giving away a lot of cookies to family and friends as a way to de-stress. I’ve been thinking about starting my own business for a while so I figured why not bake, spread joy and give back?” she said. What a fantastic idea!
All About Cookies
This past January, Batter that Matters started donating a portion of every cookie sold to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Westchester, which operates various no-kill animal shelters nearby. “I’ve spent part of the pandemic fostering dogs and it’s been really rewarding,” Amanda explained. What’s the next charity? Well, Amanda has already started asking her clients! You’ll definitely want to join in on the trend when you see some of her cookie flavors…
Thinking of picking up some cookies? Well, there are plenty of amazing flavors, even some for vegans too! From popular hits like Dulce de Leche Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip, and Snickerdoodle (vegan) to limited-time offerings like Nuts for You (gluten-free and vegan) and Nutella Red Velvet, there’s something for everyone at Batter That Matters.
And it doesn’t even matter if you don’t live that close to the bakery itself. Conveniently, Batter that Matters ships them from Amanda’s shop to any home in the United States. If you feel like eating some cookies and helping a good cause, head over to the official website, ourbattermatters.com.