Lalo and Jamie Tejeda bought the bakery in May 2016. Both Lalo and Jamie were born and raised in the central coast. They met in 2011 and often talked about their dreams of owning a small business.
Lalo grew up helping in his parent’s Lompoc deli and always had a passion for baking. He pursued that desire by attending Le Cordon Bleu in Minnesota, specializing in pastries. Lalo has worked extensively at high end resorts creating pastries and desserts for many to enjoy. He also comes from a family of bakers and is thrilled to work in his own bakery now.
Jamie has a degree from Cal Poly specializing in hospitality and event planning. She has been in the wine and food industry for nineteen years and always dreamed of owning a coffee and pastry shop where people could come and relax, do their homework, read a book, or enjoy friends.
After five years of sharing different ideas of owning their own business, the opportunity came to them. They bought Lickety Split in Grover Beach, CA. After a few days of remodeling and upgrading, Lalo and Jamie opened the doors on May 5, 2016. On their one year anniversary, they changed the name to Pardon My French Bakery to make it their own and upgraded the menu to showcase more of a French cuisine.
Pardon My French Bakery currently specializes in fresh baked pastries, gourmet cupcakes, special event cakes and weddings. Everything is baked from scratch and fresh daily. They will accommodate most special requests with advanced notice.