Here at Kira Bakes Gluten Free you will find professional pastry chef developed recipes and resources aimed at helping you understand the fundamentals and science behind gluten-free baking. My goal is to give you the knowledge and confidence to turn out the most delicious gluten-free pastries and desserts in your own kitchen.
Meet the Pastry Chef!
Hi! I’m Kira. The professionally trained pastry chef, recipe developer, and content creator behind Kira Bakes Gluten Free. I also happen to be gluten-free due to a wheat allergy.
My origin story is a little different compared to most pastry chefs. In my mid-twenties I developed some serious health issues which I later found out was due to an undiagnosed allergy to wheat.
Having a food allergy or needing to cut out certain foods can be difficult and socially isolating. Over the last 10+ years I have been working hard and educating myself so I could not only bring my love of baking back into my life, but also so that I could share my gluten-free recipes with anyone else who needs a little extra support and sweetness in their gluten-free lives.
Over the years I’ve graduated from culinary school, worked in restaurants, patisseries, spent time as a chocolatier, pasta maker (pastaia), and least notably I was once a chef hand-double in a Hallmark film. These days I’m using my culinary skills to create recipes and social media content for brands, and also developing new gluten free recipes that I share here, on Kira Bakes Gluten Free.