We wanted to bring back the roots of our culture here for others
By: Linda E. Alberty, M.A.
It’s a tucked away little treasure, where as you enter, a sweet and light aroma falls gently on your nose. The delightful smell can even take off you off guard for a second, it’s so good.
“My father-in-law has been a baker for 15 years now. He has always wanted to have his own business, and I always knew I wanted to apply my background in business administration. Together, we make the perfect team,” said Jaime, crediting his father-in-law for the success they have seen.
Jaime and Adriana have enjoyed sharing their specialty Mexican treats with a multicultural community. "So many of our customers have never tried Mexican sweet bread and once they do, they are amazed at how delicious it is! We have very high ratings on Google, Yelp and our Facebook business page," said Jaime.
They have even introduced traditional breads that are tied to cultural celebrations, including El Dia de Los Muertos, "Day of the Dead," which is a tradition rooted in Mesoamerican culture.
For centuries, this holiday, based on All Souls Day commemorates the deceased by building altars or ofrendas, with favorite seasonal breads, gifts and memorable items.
Jamie and Adrianna are delighted to share their sweet traditional rolls with others, including Pan de Muerto, “Spanish for bread of the dead” and Nino Envuelto, which translates to “Wrapped Baby.” These delicious breads are baked in Mexico during the weeks leading up to the El Dia de Los Muertos, celebrated Nov 1 and 2.
My advice to anyone who is thinking about becoming a business owner, is just do it."
While Jaime and his family admit, owning a business is a lot of work, the personal rewards they receive from it cannot be outweighed. "At the bakery, we are a family and we spend a lot of time together. It is nice to have this much quality time with one another. We work together and we play together."
In discussing the benefits of entrepreneurship, Jaime suggests, “My advice to anyone who is thinking about becoming a business owner is to just do it. Also, once you do become one, don’t give up. A lot of people are afraid because of failure but you’ll never know if you don’t try and give it your best. If you try and it doesn’t work, at least you can say did.”
El Dorado is a vibrant, colorful bakery full of sweet treats and a blend of Mexican culture with American favorites like sugar cookies and irresistible cupcakes. And if you’re in the mood for a traditional Mexican tamale, you’ll be more than satisfied; From green, red, and even cheese stuffed peppers, they have it all. Visit El Dorado Bakery for all your sweet treat needs, located at 3285 W. Ogden Avenue in Lisle, IL.
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