Kyra Bussanich is the founder and Executive Pastry Chef of Crave Bake Shop located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. A self-confessed “dessert girl,” Kyra was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder when she was 20 years old, which meant switching to a gluten-free diet in order to stay healthy.
As a professionally-trained Le Cordon Bleu pastry chef, she uses her expertise to take gluten-free baking to the much-needed next level. Kyra prides herself on using superior-quality ingredients to produce light and fluffy pastries that taste even better than any dessert she had eaten prior to becoming gluten-free, which keeps the customers lining up for more.
After her big win for the entire gluten-free community on The Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” Kyra was listed as one of Fox News’ “Top Ten Reasons to Visit Portland, Oregon,” and she won “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the National Gluten-Free Foggy Awards.
She is a regular contributor to several online gluten-free lifestyle blogs, and continues to transform the notion of how truly amazing gluten-free baking can taste.