Maria comes from an Italian family where she learned to cook by watching her parents and grandmother.  By the age of 12, Maria started working in the food business with her father, who owned various delis, snack bars and restaurants through the years.  She learned hands-on about food safety, organization and service to the public.  At 16, she worked at a busy Italian restaurant where she learned serving skills.  Although she spent many years working in the administrative field, she continued working catered events with her father and an event service company in her spare time.  In 2011, she decided to leave the office and go into her own homemade cookie baking business full time.  Maybe you tasted one of Maria’s Marvels? As a self-proclaimed ‘people person,’ she missed working with people and came to the Bykenhulle House where she can continue to delight people with her homemade cooking and service-oriented personality. Maria is dedicated to making your stay at the Bykenhulle House exceptional.


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