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Cravo & Canela is a heavenly place created to delight your senses.
‘Cravo’ is the name given to Clove in Brazil and
‘Canela’ is the Portuguese name given to Cinnamon.
Both are key spices in every Brazilian’s kitchen cupboard
In 2009 tired of the same old flavours, heavy cakes with hard icing and lack of deliciousness Luiz and Orlando decided to give up their day jobs to step into a new amazing adventure in a small kitchen in their flat in Canada Water. The duo decided to experiment with Brazilian ingredients and created the first few cakes that would transform a cake making hobby into an exciting and vibrant business.
Cravo & Canela was born.
So if you are looking for something that little bit different for your parties, weddings, special events or corporate functions give the guys a call on 020 8090 3438 or 075 3176 0184.
Meet The Team
Luiz was born in Sao Paulo’s country side in Brazil. Coming from a Swiss family, his grandmother used to bake fresh rustic bread daily and make delicious Schwarzwälder Kirschtorten (Black Forest Cake) every Sunday while his mother would cook traditional Brazilian dishes like Frango com Farofa, Feijoada and a mouth-watering Pudim de Leite for desert.
Passionate for a good cup of coffee and delicious cakes you will certainly find him all over London taste testing the competition and writing reviews on our Delicious Ideas blog.
Orlando comes from Parana, south of Brazil. He was raised with strong German cuisine influences from both sides of his family, where honest home-made meals were part and parcel of daily life. From delicious Cucas (an intriguing mix of crumble, pie, cake and bread) to mouth-watering Vaca Atolada (traditional beef stew). Mealtimes at the Behrens family table were a celebration for the tastebuds rather than mere tummy fillers.
Self-thought in the art of cake and pastry making, in 2007 Orlando decided to dedicated some time exploring his hobby – making cakes – which quickly turned into his passion.
Quality is the foundation of our business and the essential essence in our products. We strive to use the freshest, and where possible, locally sourced ingredients. This has been crucial to our reputation for delivering high quality products. With our reputation for excellent quality and innovative products, Cravo & Canela have now supplied over 1,000,000 items to UK and International Customers.
At Cravo & Canela, people are at the heart of our business. We believe that if we look after our customers, our suppliers and our team, our business will look after itself. We believe that our staff members are our most precious asset. If we treat our Team with respect, have them engaged in our culture and commitment for excellence they will look after our business with due care, diligence and love.
To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
We believe that looking after our environment is essential to good business practice. Cravo & Canela is committed to reduce its carbon footprint, food wastage and to use locally sourced food whenever possible. We educate our staff and shareholder to exercise the 3 R’s (Reduce, Re-use and Recycle) in their daily life. In order to “Reduce” we encourage our people to use goods which stop waste being generated, “Reduce” waste by choosing products that have minimal packaging or packaging that can be used productively and then “Recycled”. All Cravo & Canela packaging is either reusable, recyclable or biodegradable. We encourage the recycle of waste materials into useable products, wherever possible.