Project Description

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Success Story: The Gluten Free Baking Co.

When her toddler son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies, Roanna Canete experienced the significant difficulties of finding healthy, safe food for allergen diners. Combined with a serendipitous visit to a 100% gluten free bakery in Paris, she embarked on an ambitious plan to transform San Diego into a safe place for allergen diners and to ultimately reshape the food industry.

Featured in Netflix’s Sugar Rush, Roanna’s Gluten Free Baking Company has seen rabid demand in San Diego and has doubled sales each year for the last 3 years.

Check out Roanna’s bagels, donuts, muffins and more at the company’s online store, or visit their first retail location at 4594 30th St. in North Park, San Diego.

Use of Capital Infusion Funds

The financing was utilized to purchase an existing bakery and to retain and hire employees.

Areas of Assistance

Business Plan
Financial Analysis & Projections
Marketing, Branding, Social Media
Business Management

Economic Impact

Capital Infusion: $150,000
New Location
Sales Increase: $180,000
Jobs Created: 4


San Diego, CA 92116

Roanna Canete, Owner of The Gluten Free Baking Company, A Success Story from the San Diego and Imperial SBDC

“The SBDC’s ongoing support has been nothing short of life-saving! Just a phone call away – they give me the courage to pursue my dreams, knowing there is nothing I can’t do with this incredible team on my side.”

Roanna Canete, Owner, The Gluten Free Baking Company

The Gluten Free Bakery Company – Familiar Recipes, Safe Ingredients

Inside The Shop at The Gluten Free Bakery Company
Grand Opening of The Gluten Free Baking Company
Gluten Free Cake from The Gluten Free Bakery Company

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