Esa Yonn-Brown was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. Raised in a family of passionate cooks that were an early part of the slow food movement and used as many fresh ingredients as possible in their meals. Esa has been working in the restaurant industry since she was sixteen years old.
Esa and I know each other from attending the same class at the City College of San Francisco’s Hotel & Restaurant Program . That’s also where Esa met her husband Josh Perez, who is currently the Chef De Cuisine at Foreign Cinema in San Francisco. Esa spent many years trying different businesses and in that process she kept thinking about her mother’s great pie recipe. Esa spent time perfecting her mother’s recipe and eventually began making pies professionally on her own. After some trials, different jobs, giving birth to her daughter, Esa and Josh founded Butter Love Bakeshop in the Outer Richmond District of San Francisco, CA.
Esa brings an array of different delicious baked items at her shop but also simultaneously continuing to support her community by providing groceries to the those in need and various charities. Esa also gives advice about being a business woman and knowing your worth.
Go visit Butter Love Bakeshop!