Loveland’s Deaf Pastry Chef Brings Inspiration and a ‘Little Bit of Europe’ to Town
It may be one of the best kept secrets in Loveland: How there's a French/European pastry chef in town, who loves the color purple and is deaf.
This woman comes from a line of woman who inspired her to become a baker and own her own bakery, which she now does. The fact that she is deaf hasn't stopped her on her journey, one bit.
It's amazing what you can find out about your own town when you are using Google Maps. I wish I could remember what I was searching for at the time in Loveland, Colorado, but up popped the little "food" symbol in a place that's basically, a neighborhood. I was intrigued, so I dug a little deeper and found that this this spot is home to this woman's bakery, in the bottom of her home.
The way Chef Rosetta Marie Stevenson describes her love of baking, you would find it hard to believe she could be doing anything else. Baking has bee a passion of hers since baking alongside her grandmother when she was a kid. Today, that passion has taken her to Loveland, where she now owns and operates Zetta Marie's Patisserie.
WHAT IS A 'PATISSERIE?'
A patisserie is "French Bakery" where items and baked and sold.
Currently located at the corner of 10th Street and Taft Avenue, Chef Zetta Marie has been in business in Loveland since 2013. I think what really got me interested was in how her Facebook page said not to call, or leave a message; I wondered why. That's when I learned that Chef Stevenson is deaf.
Rosetta has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Art, a Certificate in Professional Baking and Pastry and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management from the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago. She's well educated and well adapted to bring a little bit of Europe to the Loveland community. Cookies, cakes, tortes, cream puffs, Bourbon pecan pie.. the list of menu items is long,.
Though Zetta Marie does not take walk-ins she is more than ready to help you out, when you send her a text - (970) 691-0940.
You can get to know Chef Stevenson here: